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    Accounting Case Study

    John Duffy Dr. Shahid ACC 302-03 March 14, 2011 Chapter 18 Case Discussion Questions, Part 1. 1. When judging whether MiniScribe’s revenue recognition practices were consistent with GAAP, Reggie Lewis should have reviewed Section 605 of the Accounting Standards Codification concerning everything surrounding revenue recognition. More specifically ASC 605-25-1 states that, “The recognition of revenue of an entity during a period involves consideration of the following two factors, being realized

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    Moss & Mcadams

    HEAD: MOSS AND MCADAMS Assignment #1: Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm Strayer University Dr. Lucinda Blue Bus 517 October 23, 2011 Explain how you would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case Bruce Palmer was a good guy looking to make a difference. He was lead to believe that Zeke Olds was going to be available to him throughout the project and that was not the case. He was led astray and betrayed by Ken Crosby, a new guy to M&M. Crosby knew if he made the case to Sands

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    complete autonomy with respect to operating and investment decisions. The company evaluates its division managers on ROI, calculated as operating income before taxes (for that year) divided by net book value of assets (at the beginning of that year). The firm pays particular attention to year-over-year growth in ROI as well as budget-actual comparison of the measure. Wendy Miller is the manager of the dishwasher division. Wendy expects that the operating income for the current year will be $2,400,000

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    UNIVERSITAS INDONESIA ACCOUNTING CHAPTER 5 Group 4 Muhammad Fariz Haikal 1206334291 Mutia Imro Atussoleha 1206334303 Shervani Andita P. 1206334594 Magister Management Fakultas Ekonomi Universitas Indonesia Jakarta 2013 Problem 5-4 As Of 31 Dec A/R =750.000 AFDA=37.500 Days Account Outstanding|Amount|Expected Percentage Uncollectible*|Estimated Uncollectible| 0-15 days|$450,000|0.01|$ 4,500| 16-30 days| 150,000|0.06|

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    Accounting Case Study

    Accounting Case Study John Duffy Dr. Shahid ACC 302-03 March 14, 2011 Chapter 18 Case Discussion Questions, Part 1. 1. When judging whether MiniScribe’s revenue recognition practices were consistent with GAAP, Reggie Lewis should have reviewed Section 605 of the Accounting Standards Codification concerning everything surrounding revenue recognition. More specifically ASC 605-25-1 states that, “The recognition of revenue of an entity during a period involves consideration of the following two

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    CASE 5-3 JOAN HOLTZ (A)* (1) Electric utility bills. An electric utility company can estimate with reasonable certainty the expected revenue in a given period by taking into consideration some of the following: customer habits, average historical trends, demand and supply forecasts, and environmental changes. The electric utility industry effectively uses an insurance industry concept—the law of large numbers, to determine with certainty, expected revenue. The law of large numbers states, as the

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    Enron Accounting Firm

    1913. The company developed throughout the years and became one of the largest auditing firms in the world. “Think straight, talk straight,” a quote from, Arthur Anderson, which described his viewpoints for auditing and the approach he took with his clients. Since America did not have strictly based accounting rules, Anderson believed as long as clients fully reported their financial statements minor accounting errors were acceptable. Arthur Anderson & Company adopted this philosophy and applied

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    An Accounting Case

    SHEPPARD’S Accounting game 1: Deyonne’s assets: 1. 400 sheep 2. 20 acres of land 3. A one-room cabin 4. A plow 5. Two carts 6. An ox Deyonne’s liabilities and deduction of assets: 1. 35 sheep 2. 3 sheep Due to the information, 20 acres of land equal 80 sheep according to the exchange rate of last year, a one-room cabin equal 3 acres of land and equal 12 sheep finally, a plow equals 2 goat and equal 2/3 sheep according to last year’s exchange

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    Two Students Accounting Case

    Accounting 495 In this case there are two accounting students discussing alternative methods for accounting for long-term construction contracts and which method would be most like the typical revenue recognition method at point of product delivery. The names of the students are Bill and John. Bill believes that the completed -contract method is most like recognizing revenue at point of delivery because in the end the final product is delivered and has fulfilled any requirements to recognize revenue

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    Accounting Case - Ayrglen

    To: Alan and Bart Ayr From: W&T Accounting LLP Re: Revision of AyrGlen Context: From what you have described, there are four main users of the financial statements; the shareholders (Alan, Bart and David), the bank, and the tax revenue agency. As stated in your note to us, you wantto defer as much tax as possible so a reduction in net income before taxes is preferable. However, this presents a conflicting objective with the bank who might want to see a high net income, but more likely

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    Accounting Case

    After reading the case, we need to figure out three questions, which are a. FFC’s determination of whether the respective markets for the instruments were active or inactive and whether there was a significant decease in the volume and level of activity for the instruments. b. The valuation technique used by FFC c. The classification in the fair value hierarchy for each input into the fair value measurement and how these classifications affects classification in the fair value hierarchy

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    investment and BC will not need to worry about defaulting on its loan. However, in the unfortunate case that CI no longer makes such high revenues, since BC did not pay the full amount they would be able to recapture their loss by simply selling the acquired assets at fair value. In terms of how to record this transaction, the deferred payment of $50 million must be recorded at fair value which in such a case would be the amount that BC would need to borrow to settle the debt immediately. In conclusion

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    Moss& Mcadams Accouting

    1. Explain how you would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case. It appears as though Palmer was operating in a weak matrix structure where he had indirect authority to expedite the project and very little influence over the staff assigned. If I were him in this situation, I would express to Ruby Sands the office manager that this situation was beyond my control as a result of Olds being assigned to a task that was very demanding of his time and him not being able to balance that with

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    Accounting Research Case

    ACC 310 Fall 2013 Research Case Two 1. International Financial Reporting Standards, abbreviated “IFRS”, are a set of high quality, understandable, enforceable, and globally accepted rules for companies to use all over the world. These IFRS are permitted or required in around 120 countries. Companies, securities regulators, investors, creditors, and other business people alike prefer to have comparable financial statement information when making business transaction internationally. IFRS presents

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    Accounting Case

    Case 12-02 To Recognize or Not to Recognize, That Is the Question Shakespeare Inc. (“Shakespeare” or the “Company”) is a privately held book printing and publishing company with a December 31 year-end. The summary balance sheet as of December 31, 2010, included: Current assets Noncurrent assets Total assets Current liabilities Noncurrent liabilities Total liabilities Total shareholder equity $ 6,500,000 28,250,000 $34,750,000 $ 4,500,000 13,750,000 $18,250,000 $16,500,000 The summary results of

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    Accounting Information Systems Case

    ------------------------------------------------- Prudential Europe Business Summary and Analysis Accounting Information Systems Professor R Overview There is no question that the world we live in is highly competitive and prone to change. Technology is always advancing and business needs are always changing. “Every year, businesses spend billions of dollars on software projects in order to improve or replace their information systems.” (Romney & Steinbart, p. 579.). This includes insurance

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    Accounting Theory Case

    Case 10-7 Impaired Abilities Scenario A On March 31, 2010, at the end of its first quarter, Company A owned a portfolio of investment-grade, fixed-rate debt securities classified as available for sale. Because of interest rate increases that occurred between the date that certain securities were acquired and March 31, 2010, a material portion of the portfolio was “underwater.” Company A evaluated this decline in fair value to determine whether it is other than temporary and concluded that the decline

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    Cost Accounting Case Study

    in per unit cost of inputs can be judged based on market sentiment and availability of inputs. In such case the input can act as a key limiting factor if there is limited availability or when price becomes a constraint. For Raymond textiles, wool is the main raw material. Wool prices rose sharply during 2003 and were nearly 10% higher than the 20 year low reached in the previous year. In case this would not have been accounted for, the situation would have been as depicted in Table A. Table B on

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    Accounting Ethics Case

    Archie R. Scott, Jr. Ethics Case Project 1 Dr. N. Amoah Introduction As the Chief Financial Officer for Camp Industries, I am overall responsible for the information contained in the Financial Statements for the company that shareholders use in making investment decisions and creditors use in making credit decisions. Camp Industries is the defendant in a class action suit filed in the amount of $44 million. After an informal conversation with in house legal counsel, I learn that it is remote

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    Accounting Case Study

    Accounting Case Study Names Institutional Affiliation DR CASH A/C CR DATE 2014 | DESCRIPTION | AMOUNT | | DATE 2014 | DESCRIPTION | AMOUNT | 30/10/14 | Balance brought down | $305 | | 15/11/14 | Account payable | $50 | 08/11/2014 | receivable | $250 | | 16/11/14 | Account payable | $600 | | | | | 24/11/14 | Salary to assistant | $800 | 10/11/14

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    Tax Accounting Firms F

    Tax accounting firms focus on the rules and regulations that the Internal Revenue Code mandates. These regulations are used to help individuals and companies to process in preparing their tax documents. Standard accounting methods differ from what tax methods are allowed to be used when preparing tax returns. These tax accounting firms focus on understanding by keeping up to date on the latest rules and codes to be used for international, federal, state and local tax laws when preparing yearly returns

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    Accounting Case

    Seligram, Inc.: Electronic Testing Operations 1. What caused the existing system at ETO to fail? 2. Calculate the reported cost of the five components listed in Exhibit 6 using: a. The existing system. b. The system proposed by the accounting manager. c. The system proposed by the consultant. 3. Which system is preferable? Why? 4. Would you recommend any changes to the system you prefer? Why? 5. Would you treat the new machine as a separate cost center or as a part of the

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    Accounting Case 09-3

    CASE 09-3: Venturing into Consolidation Provided Case 09-3, we, Group 7 have dutifully researched the topic, using resources at our disposal to formulate a consistent, clear and legal response. The following submission outlines the case, our conclusions with supporting evidence and the accounting issues present in the subject. FACTS: Case 09-3: Venturing into Consolidation details the ongoings and pertinent information of the joint venture of DeviceCo, and Pharmador branded LeaseMed

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    Reading Case Accounting

    Employment Law Students From: Dan Ginsberg Subject: Reading Cases Date: April 14, 2015 Background: The authors of the textbook (Bennett-Alexander and Hartman) include legal cases to provide some real life situations to help in understanding the legal principles explained in the text. Here are some things to keep in mind when you read and study these cases: 1. Laws are created by the legislature (also known as statutory laws). The cases you will be reading are summaries of judicial opinions

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    provided an analysis and recommendations for each of these issues. Financial Accounting Issues Under the Deferral method of accounting that VHL adheres to, the land, building and equipment donation by the Board member would be recorded as revenue and matched to expenses in the year the related costs of maintaining / operating these items are incurred. However, since VHL follows Part III of the CICA Handbook – Accounting and under Part III, an entity has a choice between recording restricted contributions

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    Cost Accounting Case Study

    Number 3 121 Cost Accounting In Auto Manufacturing Companies In Germany And The United States Robert Jinkens, USA RamMohan R. Yallapragada, Fayetteville State University, USA ABSTRACT Corporate accountants are mandated to prepare and distribute financial accounting reports for external U.S.ers at end of each accounting period. However, there are no similar statutory requirements for corporate accountants to provide managers of their companies with the management accounting information necessary

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    Accounting Case

    ACCT 4400 Case Set 1 Case Set 1 covers Ethics and Professionalism in Auditing, and consists of the following cases: Case 1-1: Accounting Scandal Case 1-2: Audit Dilemma Case 1-3: Independence Case 1-1: Accounting Scandal This case focuses on the Diamond Foods accounting scandal. To complete this assignment, you should first conduct research using the Internet to better understand Diamond Foods and its fraud. Second, answer the following questions. Questions: 1. What was

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    Case for Accounting Class

    resultant comment letter process. Furthermore, revenue recognition is often prey to financial fraud. Coverage of revenue recognition in intermediate accounting courses is typically limited to learning and applying the criteria for revenue recognition outlined in the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Statement of Financial Accounting Concepts No. 5, Recognition and Measurement in Financial Statements of Business Enterprises, to routine transactions and topics, such as long-term construction

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    entity registered with the SEC. Rich Grandson was transferred to Parent by Poor Son in 2006. Parent, Poor Son, and Rich Grandson each prepare stand-alone financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This case addresses the accounting by Parent and Poor Son and does not address any accounting associated with Rich Grandson. Bankruptcy In January 2007, Poor Son filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code because of its inability to meet obligations

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    Report of Registered Public Accounting Firm

    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Apollo Shoes, Inc. We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of Apollo Shoes, Inc., as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and related statements for each of the years in the two-year period ended December 31, 2005. We have also audited management’s assessment including the Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, maintained by Apollo over the Financial reporting as

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    Moss and Mcadams

    Background M&M is a well-established regional accounting firm with 160 employees located across six offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their primary services are corporate audits and tax preparation. Over the last two years the partners decided to move more aggressively into the consulting business. M&M projected that consulting would represent 40 percent of their growth over the next five years. M&M operated within a matrix structure. As new clients were recruited, a manager was

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    Case analysis 3 Chao Yao Major case 1 Adelphia Communications Corporation 1. What are the facts? In September 2005, the SEC charged Dearlove, a certified public accountant and formerly a partner with the accounting firm Deloitte& Touche LLP, with the improper conduct resulting in a violation of applicable professional standards. On July 24, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia supported the finding of the SEC that Dearlove engaged improper professional conduct

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    Dubai Team has to take some responsibility, because they caused the queue which was sent to the wrong place. 2 What role did diversity play on this team? Generallyspeaking in this case, diversity caused a negative (or disadvantage) role. Instead the diversity caused innovation and productivity. Diversity here in this case caused conflicts and unfair feelings. Such as the conflicts between Mumbai team and Dubai team, the conflicts between Paris team and the US team and so on. What should James do in

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    Accounting Lease Case

    IntroductionASC 840, Leases and FASB Statement No. 13, Accounting for Leases covers the standards of financial accounting and reporting for leases by lessee and lessor. A lease is a contract in which the lessor gives the lessee the right to use an asset (property, plant and equipment) for a specified period of time in exchange for periodic rental payments. The lessor is the owner of the property and the lessee is a tenant or renter. Most frequent examples of assets acquired by lease include automobiles

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    “Moss and Mcadams Accounting Firm”

    would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case. It is obvious that everyone involved could have handled things differently in order to maximize time and resources while maintaining a healthy and product work environment for all involved. From the beginning it was evident that Olds skills were definitely in demand. It’s not question that due to his background, Olds talent was quite possibly the best that the Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm had. Because his expertise was so in demand, when

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    Accounting Case

    Case 3.1: While in Napal, McCoy describes his experiences with Sadhu on the mountainside as a breakdown of ethics on the corporate and individual level; in this comparison the hiking party would be the institution and Sadhu the individual. With that said typically speaking individuals within a firm may find their needs overwhelmed and under recognized as the specific interests of the firm itself are at the fore front. Again this correlates to the treatment of Sadhu by the hikers on the trip. With

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    “Moss and Mcadams Accounting Firm”

    1. Explain how you would respond if you were Peter at the end of the case. If I were Peter I would feel very disenchanted with the company at the end of this case. To be forced to work with a subpar team member for several months who had shown poor performance and cause my project to run behind, only to then be told that not only were they going to remove him from my project and leave me shorthanded it was him who got to make the decision. My response to Sands would be one that expressed

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    increased in the amount of gain recognized to the transferor on such transfer. In this case, M’s basis in the land is $25,000. Therefore the gain recognized by M on this transaction needs to be determined. Although no gain or loss is recognized in a § 351 transfer [I.R.C. § 351(a)], I.R.C. § 351(b) requires that the transferor recognize gain to the extent that other property (“boot”) is received. In M’s case, he received boot, which is cash, of $50,000. This is the maximum amount of gain he can

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    Paul Berro Accounting 473, Case 1 1-25-16 Fuzzy Dice INC. is a company that manufactures novelty items that are under high demand. Tiny Tots Toys produce educational toys for children and have filed for bankruptcy. Fuzzy INC would like to acquire all of the assets from Tiny Tots Toys but they do not know what to do with the factory after. They are thinking of refurbishing it and manufacturing novelty items. This is what happens in the business world; you buy and you sell, and once you get in

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    Accounting Ethics Case

    Youssouf Kande 04/06/2016 Managerial Accounting Professor Ernest Ethics Case What is Ethics? Ethics is two things. To start with, Ethics alludes to very much established guidelines of good and bad that recommend what people should do, for the most part as far as rights, commitments, advantages to society, reasonableness, or particular excellences. Ethics, for instance, alludes to those guidelines that force the sensible commitments to avoid assault, taking,

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    Cases in Accounting Practices

    Cases from Management Accounting Practice Volume 15 edited by Wayne Bremser Villanova University Jim Mackey California State University Sacramento The American Accounting Association (Management Accounting Section) Institute of Management Accountants (Committee on Academic Relations) Published by Institute of Management Accountants 10 Paragon Drive, Montvale, NJ 07645-1760 Claire Barth, editor and compositor Copyright © 2000 by Institute of Management Accountants. All rights

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    Moss & Mcadams Accounting Firm

    1. Explain how you would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case. It appears as though Palmer was operating in a weak matrix structure where he had indirect authority to expedite the project and very little influence over the staff assigned. If I were him in this situation, I would express to Ruby Sands the office manager that this situation was beyond my control as a result of Olds being assigned to a task that was very demanding of his time and him not being able to balance that with

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    Moss and Mcadams

    Explain how you would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case. Moss and McAdams (M&M) operated within a matrix structure in which personnel and resources were shared across multiple projects and operations. The matrix approach is a hybrid organizational form that combines elements of both the functional and project team forms in an attempt to realize the advantages of both (Gray and Larson, 2008). In this case the firm, the employee Olds was spread across two projects with different aspects

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    Case Issues - Accounting

    Solicitor Common Error Sheet • IFRS/ASPE are the new accounting standard and must be used when discussing all accounting issues. Although the case mentioned GAAP, you learned in class that IFRS was to be used. Going forward, discuss the case using IFRS/ASPE, even if the case says GAAP. • A lot of students missed mentioning that an unqualified audit opinion was needed; this was a constraint in the case. • The required in this case was to “provide advice about terms that should be included

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    Accounting Case Study

    land, building and equipment In response to your request to provide advice on how to account for the acquisition of a patent, land, building and equipment please find below an extensive report. Please note that this report is in accordance with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and as the advisor my recommendations will be based on my unbiased and independent understanding of these standards. The primary users of this information will be ABC management who have the objective of

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    Moss and Mcadams Accounting Firm

    Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm Tyrone Adaway BUS 517 Project Management Dr. Flores April 20, 2012 1. Explain how you would respond if you were Bruce at the end of the case. I would be furious beyond belief; I would feel very disrespected and unappreciated by the company at the end of this case. To be forced to work with a subpar team member for several months who had shown poor performance and cause my project to run behind, only to then be told that not only were they going to remove him

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    Moss and Mcadams Accounting Firm

    Explain how you would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case. If I were Palmer, I would have mixed emotions with Ruby Sands’s decision to move Olds to Crosby’s team at the end. On one side, I will be glad to see the change in management stance towards Olds time share among multiple projects. On other hand, I will be disappointed to lose good resource like Olds. I would have taken this opportunity to explain how difficult it is for senior accountants in the company to share their

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    Moss and Mcadams Accounting Firm

    “Moss and Mcadams Accounting Firm” Explain how you would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case. It is obvious that everyone involved could have handled things differently in order to maximize time and resources while maintaining a healthy and product work environment for all involved. From the beginning it was evident that Olds skills were definitely in demand. It’s not question that due to his background, Olds talent was quite possibly the best that the Moss and McAdams Accounting

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    respond if you were Peter at the end of the case. Peter should have addressed the issue much sooner instead of waiting until the project was so far behind before he decided to take action. Although Peter did not get the outcome he desired, it is evident that the move the out Olds on Crosby’s project full time was better for the company and better for Olds. The consulting project that Crosby was in charge of sounds like it is a bigger deal for the firm than the audit so it in the company’s best interest

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    Moss and Mcadams Accounting Firm

    Explain how you would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case. Based on the scenario, it is completely obvious that everyone wanted their team to be powerful and for everything to work in their favor. Ideally, this happens in the business world. The situation between Palmer and Crosby could have been handled differently based on the experience needed in order to complete projects on both ends. In addition, the parties involved could have handled things differently in order to maximize

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