reflect the company management's performance and there always will be a basic incentive for management to report favorable results.
For all annual financial reports
produced after June 15, 2004, management is required to include an assessment of internal controls and procedures for producing financial reporting information.
Audits of financial reports
are better because of improved auditing standards and processes; increased awareness, commitment, and competence of auditors and audit committees; more risk-focused audits; greater auditor independence; and improved quality review and auditor oversight, the respondents noted.
Yet even touring the deluge of print and electronic media and an in-box piled high with financial reports
doesn't always provide a clear picture of corporate performance.
XBRL allows companies preparing the financial report
to control how information is communicated to financial institutions, analysts and the market.
In what may be the most significant adoption news to date for eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, along with Microsoft and PricewaterhouseCoopers, announced the launch of a pilot program to provide investors with remote access to financial data from five years of financial reports
for 21 NASDAQ-listed companies.
and other technology companies, will use XBRL and other tools to modernize and streamline federal bank regulators' collection, processing and distribution of banks' quarterly financial reports
WITH STRONG NATIONAL and state accounting reform legislation signed into law recently, a distinguished group of Californians has launched an ambitious project to study and report on issues related to public trust and confidence in financial reports
and financial reporting professionals.
One would establish standards for the measurement, recognition and display of "other postemployment benefits" (OPEB) expense or expenditures and related liabilities in the financial reports
of state and local governments.
When users (management, stockholders, creditors, financial analysts, taxing authorities and others) want to analyze financial reports
they have three primary tasks to perform.