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Assignment 2: Discussion—Ensuring the Quality of a Financial Statement

Financial statement fraud is common these days. Phrases like “earnings management,” “cookie jar accounting,” and “accounting hocus-pocus” have entered our vocabulary. There have been innumerable instances of financial statement fraud perpetrated by many well-known companies over the years. These frauds not only result in a company’s financial loss but also damage the company’s reputation and brand and affect employee morale. In the role of a nonaccounting manager, you need to understand what your role is in the overall fair presentation of financial results.

In this assignment, you will recommend policies to avoid financial statement fraud and ensure the quality of financial statements.

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