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Early Evidence Of The Volatility Of Comprehensive Income And Its Components, Timothy L. Mccoy, James H. Thompson, Margaret A. Hoskins Jan 2009

Early Evidence Of The Volatility Of Comprehensive Income And Its Components, Timothy L. Mccoy, James H. Thompson, Margaret A. Hoskins

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (SFAS) No. 130 Reporting Comprehensive Income, in June 1997, effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 1997. Early trends in reporting comprehensive income and its components for the Fortune 500 reveal an overwhelming preference for disclosure in the statement of changes in stockholders' equity, despite the FASB's recommendation of utilizing a combined statement of income/comprehensive income or a separate statement of comprehensive income. This disclosure tends to downplay the importance of other comprehensive income items and focus readers' attention on the traditional net income figure rather than comprehensive …


An Analysis Of Restatements Due To Errors And Auditor Changes By Fortune 500 Companies, James H. Thompson, Timothy L. Mccoy Jan 2008

An Analysis Of Restatements Due To Errors And Auditor Changes By Fortune 500 Companies, James H. Thompson, Timothy L. Mccoy

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Events leading to the breakup of Arthur Anderson and Co. included the failure of Enron and other evidence of financial reporting irregularities. Many of these irregularities involved restatement of financial statements due to error. During the last several years, numerous articles in the accounting literature and accounting press have chronicled such restatements and the often associated change in auditor. This paper analyzes restatements due to error and auditor changes made by Fortune 500 companies during 2001 and 2002 in order to assess whether restatements due to error lowered or raised income and whether companies with income-decreasing errors showed a greater …