External Auditing Firm

Question 1

There are two discussion questions that are listed below , please answer both questions below .

Principles of Finance I

Discussion 1 WEEK 4: Discussion Prompt #1 – Discuss the simplified procedures used to prepare and evaluate the pro forma income statement and the pro forma balance sheet. What ethical issues do you believe are present in these procedures and how does the SOX Act address these concerns? In your response, you should also discuss the judgmental approach.

Discussion 2 WEEK 4: Discussion Prompt #2 – Simplified approaches for preparing pro forma statements assume that the firm’s past financial condition is an accurate indicator of the future. There are several examples from the past where organizations were not accurately reporting their financial information. Discuss the relationship between the external auditor and the organization. What steps have been taken to ensure that the relationship is truly neutral and no bias is shown by the external auditing firm?

Question 2

 ESSAY QUESTION: The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 limits, but does not prohibit, corporate insiders from trading in their own firm’s shares. What ethical issues might arise when a corporate insider wants to buy or sell shares in the firm where he or she works?

2. ESSAY QUESTION: Do some reading in periodicals and/or on the Internet to find out more about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s provisions for companies. Select one of those provisions, and indicate why you think financial statements will be more trust-worthy if company financial executives implement this provision of SOX.

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