On Accounting Standards


ON THE RECORD

believe that reducing the complexity of accounting standards is an important issue facing the accounting profession. The SEC staff’s study on off-balance-sheet arrangements that was issued this past June highlighted this observation along with several initiatives aimed at improving the transparency of financial reporting.”

—Alison Spivey, SEC, remarks at the AICPA Business and Industry Conference, New York City, October 2005.

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