Used a 150 words each
The Importance of Financial Statements”
Â· Public companies are required to publish annual financial statements. Suggest the major benefits of companies making financial statement information available to employees. As an employee, discuss what financial information would be of value to you. Provide at least two (2) specific examples on why the information is important.
Â· Briefly explain generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and describe why it is important that public companies follow GAAP when preparing financial statements. Also, give your opinion on whether private companies should be required to follow GAAP. Provide a rationale for your opinion.
“Capital Leases and Operating Leases”
Â· The new leasing standard accounting Standards Update (ASU) 842 will require lessees to recognize the assets and liabilities on the balance sheet created by the leases. This standard update will eliminate the primary form of off-balance sheet accounting and require additional disclosures on leasing transactions. Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research the provisions of (ASU) 842 applicable to the lessee. Identify two (2) material differences in lease reporting under the new standard and assess the impact on financial reporting. Speculate on the future impact the implementation of the new standard will have on investors.