Accounting and the Global Economy After Sarbanes-Oxley by Don E. Garner

By Don E. Garner

This publication is vital for college students and practitioners in accounting, foreign company, finance, and economics. In an easy and readable kind, it makes a speciality of the altering accounting and auditing criteria in nationwide and international economies within the post-Enron/Arthur Andersen period. The authors make clear the explanations at the back of and outcomes of the accounting profession's failure in auditing and self-regulation, as such a lot businesses put consulting earnings prior to public audit tasks. They exhibit how Sarbanes-Oxley recommendations, whereas now not excellent, are significant individuals to the profession's redemption, and feature enabled it to upward thrust to new heights of provider and profit. The booklet bargains a close exam of accounting practitioners' earlier demanding situations and destiny customers. It offers a practical research of particular concerns dealing with accounting and auditing enterprises at the present time, together with the growing to be challenge of independence; the necessity for one set of overseas accounting criteria and one set of auditing criteria; alterations dealing with the worldwide economic system; and the effect of the web and communique structures on accounting organizations.

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Demand for accounting specialists is strong. 5 reports average annual salaries for several accounting positions. Salary variation depends on location, company size, professional designation, experience, and other factors. For example, salaries for chief financial officers (CFO) range from under $75,000 to more than $1 million per year. Likewise, salaries for bookkeepers range from under $30,000 to more than $80,000. Field Title (experience) Public Accounting Partner . . . . . . . . . .

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When we earn money, pay taxes, invest savings, budget earnings, and plan for the future, we are influenced by accounting. Accounting has four broad areas of opportunities: financial, managerial, taxation, and accountingrelated. 3 lists selected opportunities in each area. 4. Public acnot-for-profit and Private counting offers the next largest number of opportueducation 16% accounting nities, which involve services such as auditing and 60% Public tax advice to a vast range of businesses. Still other accounting opportunities exist in government and not-for-profit 24% agencies, including business regulation and investigation of law violations.

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