Full Disclosure

Debate 17-3 Full Disclosure

Investors, creditors, and other users of financial statements often argue that there should be more transparency in published financial statements. This argument is based, at least to some extent, on concerns that management has too much leeway in the selection of accounting alternatives.

Required:
– Argue that there should be a narrowing of accounting alternatives because full disclosure in the notes is not sufficient to curb potential management abuses.

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