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  • Enron Like Many Other Companies
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    Enron On the surface, the motives behind decisions and events leading to Enron's downfall appear simple enough: individual and collective greed born in an atmosphere of market euphoria and corporate arrogance. Hardly anyone-the company, its employees, analysts or individual investors-wanted to believe the company was too good to be true. So, for a while, hardly anyone did. Many kept on buying the stock, the corporate mantra and the dream. In the meantime, the company made many high-risk deals, s...
  • John Pierpont Morgan
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    John Pierpont Morgan: The turn of the century in American, when E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime is set, was a time marked by rapid technological developments and industrialization. These years also brought a heavy flood of immigrants as well as an increasingly urban American landscape. Technological advancements enabled increased efficiency and mass production. However, Doctorow clearly brings into question the consequences of this new technology for the average American worker. J.P. Morgan's disc...
  • Financial Statement Representation Of A Transaction
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    I - A". Representational faithfulness is accomplished when transactions and events affecting the entity are presented in financial statements in a manner that is in agreement with the actual underlying transactions and events" (CICA, Financial statement Concepts 1000.21 (a), 2003). It means that all of information in the financial statement such as numbers and descriptions must be factual. The independent auditors checked the computer ID tags on each piece of equipment to confirm the actual numb...
  • Their Shares In Main Bank Relationships
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    First, it is necessary to define what a Japanese "main bank" is. The "main bank" is defined as the "financial group" ("kinyo keir etsu" in japanese) in the paper. "Financial group" is defined in principle by the amount of financing that a bank supplies to a particular borrowing company. When a given company has taken out the largest amount of loans from a particular bank for the past three or more years consecutively, the company is viewed as belonging to that bank's "financial group". Nearly al...
  • Closing Process
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    "Speeding up the close" The article I choose to review is "Speeding up the close" by Gaye van den Hom bergh and Laurie Strewing from the magazine Financial Executive June 2004 issue. Companies with a 12-month accounting period otherwise known as a fiscal year are coming up with alternative ways to reduce time and speed up the process to meet the impending 60-day deadline. This article discusses fiscal year and the abilities of companies to close the books quickly to access real-time financial re...
  • Importance Of Global Financial Institutions
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    Financial Services Industry Report In order to succeed in the global market, it is imperative to know the various global financial institutions and the sources of funds for international operations. This paper will identify the role of financial institutions in the global economy and explore changes this industry will be experiencing during the next decade. In addition, this paper will demonstrate the impact these changes will have on Campbell Soup Company. Financial institutions have the abilit...
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board
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    Ancher Public Trading TO: Board of Directors FROM: Learning Team A consultants DATE: August 22, 2005 SUBJECT: Sarbanes-Oxley recommendations As consultants for Ancher Public Trading (APT), Learning Team A would like to discuss the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation. This memorandum provides a brief history of SOX's creation, explains the relationship amongst the FASB, SEC and PCAOB, describes the pros and cons of SOX, assesses the impacts of SOX, and lists ethical consideration...
  • Citigroup's Global Consumer Investment Banking Firm
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    Introduction The Name of the company which I choose, is Citigroup. I've been interested in the company for a very long time. Since the day I first met my brother in-law eight years ago, I've been at awe in regards to the sophisticated manor in which employees carry themselves and the company name as a badge of pride and accomplishment. When I first entered High School, I instantly became an honors student and attained the honor of being directly involved with the community based activities of So...
  • Balance Sheet And Statement Of Owner's Equity
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    Memo In any business no matter how big or small financial statements are crucial if achieving success is the ultimate goal. There are three main types of financial statements, they are: Income statement, balance sheet and statement of owner's equity. All three of these financial statements can be looked upon to see where changes can be made in a company to ensure better success. The income statement is important because it presents the revenues and expenses allowing a company to see the net inco...
  • Acquired Ipr D
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    PURCHASED IN-PROCESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT When one company purchases another, it absorbs the acquired firm's assets and liabilities onto its balance sheet. One part of the acquired company that belongs to neither area is in-process research and development. Acquired in-process research and development (IPR&D) that is written-off represents purchased research and development that has not yet demonstrated technological feasibility and has no alternative future use (web). In other words, it is ...
  • Important Costs To A Company And Investors
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    General Electric is a diversified technology and services company dedicated to creating products that make life better -- from aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and plastics. GE was formed in 1892 from a merger of two electric companies. Today, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. Since 2000 Jeffrey F. Im melt has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of General Electric Company. The...
  • Boston Beer And Lion Brewery
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    My own draft of Boston Beer 7 Lion Brewery case study from "Cases in Financial Reporting" by Hirst Mcnally a. Based solely on reading the background information on each company, I would expect the financial statements to differ in some fundamental ways. The background information for the Boston Beer Company, Inc. indicates that the are a fairly well position craft brewery, in fact according to the general statement they are the largest craft brewing company; selling a volume of beer in 1996 that...
  • Charles Dow
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    At the tail end of the 19th century, boasting a list of business contacts made reporting on gold and silver prospecting in a Colorado mining town called Leadville, Charles Dow left the frontier for the nation's financial hub, New York City. He found a job at the Kiernan News Agency, a service that distributed handwritten business news to banks and brokers, where he met two fellow financial reporters, Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser. In 1882, the three jumped ship to form a publishing ventu...

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