Accounting biases in public companies
There are five areas that Robinson, Henry, Pirie, and Broihahn (2015) suggest that there are potential warning signs inherent in financial reports. In particular, there are five areas to pay attention to:
Signals from inventories
Capitalization policies and deferred costs
Relationship of cash flow and net income
Other warning signs
In your paper,
Choose five of the choices from Exhibit 22 and analyze how those choices have impacted your company.
Review your company’s annual report for any warning signs based on the five warning signs from section 4.3.
Discuss the ramifications of this warning sign to the financial reporting quality of the company if there is a warning sign present.
Support your findings with support from the text if there are not any warning signs present.
The Financial Reporting Quality paper
Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references page) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style guide.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013.
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.