Monday, May 3, 2010

ACC 280 / XACC 280 : E1-3 Larry Smith, president of Smith Company

ACC 280 / XACC 280

Axia College of University of Phoenix (UoP)

Principles of Accounting

Weygandt, J. J., Kimmel, P. D., & Kieso, D. E. (2008). Financial Accounting (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

ACC 280 / XACC 280 Solution
Help in ACC 280
Help in XACC 280

Exercise 1-3 (E1-3) Larry Smith, president of Smith Company, has instructed Ron Rivera, the head of the accounting department for Smith Company, to report the company’s land in the company’s accounting reports at its market value of $170,000 instead of its cost of $100,000. Smith says, “Showing the land at $170,000 will make our company look like a better investment when we try to attract new investors next month.”
Explain the ethical situation involved for Ron Rivera, identifying the stakeholders and the alternatives.

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