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    Enron used the practice of posting profits on potential instead of actual gains and used Arthur Andersen accounting firm to cover any losses through the misuse of special purpose entities (SPEs). Arthur Andersen, was old and well-respected; no one believed it would be party to corporate fraud, making Enron seem squeaky-clean. Retrieved on 23 October 2017 from http://www.mademan.com/mm/enron-scandal-summary.html (Links to an external site.). This scheme was working until Enron decided to falsely create energy demand through blackouts and power plant shutdowns. This misguided plan, to boost profits ultimately lead to the unmasking of years of cover-up and lies by Arthur Andersen on Enron’s behalf. Not only was Arthur Andersen compliant to Enron’s…

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    BUS 501 Managerial Economics Fall 2011 Arthur Anderson Mary Myrick-Saddler The History of Arthur Andersen Arthur Andersen LLP., was an accounting firm with an extensive history which is over a span of nearly 90 years, would become one of the Big five largest accounting firms in the United States. First of all, Arthur Andersen the person has been recognized as an important innovator of his professional period moreover, the accounting firm seen as the symbol of trust, integrity and…

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    Arthur Andersen Flaws

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    Financial specialists have customarily relied upon the stone strong notoriety of examining firms. These autonomous companies were — and the companies that until now are with us — accused of fundamentally looking into the records and the accounting books of their customer partnerships and rendering assessments about the dependability of those records. That was not the same any more, notwithstanding, because of Enron and their auditing company, Arthur Andersen. Till the revelation of Arthur…

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    Enron Scandals In Auditing

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    Enron - Scandals in Auditing Introduction: In 2000, Enron went from being one of America’s largest company, to filing for bankruptcy in 2001. This scandal is pinnacle in understanding how the regulation of auditing has reformed and how new legislation has been issued in an attempt to prevent such fraud from reoccurring. The number of stakeholders affected by such a scandal is unaccountable, from employees to governmental bodies and leading to the dissolution of the firms’ auditors, Arthur…

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    Enron Collapse Case Study

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    In the early 2000s, the business world was rocked by a series of scandals in the business sector and many of which involved suspicious accounting activities. One of the largest of these failures was a company known as Enron. Due to their involvement with Enron, the Enron debacle is sometimes referred to as the Enron/ Arthur Andersen scandal. The inclusion of Arthur Andersen in the Enron scandal was due in part to the fact that Andersen handled the accounting for Enron for approximately sixteen…

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    Arizona state government agencies suing Arthur Andersen. More specifically, the litigation was brought by Arizona’s Corporation Commission (Securities Division), as well as the state’s attorney general. The principal allegation of the lawsuit is that Arthur Anderson ignored clear signs and evidence that one of its clients—the Baptist Foundation of Arizona (BFA)—was engaged in ongoing fraud. The firm’s response is that Arthur Andersen did everything it ought to have done. The response suggests…

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    Arthur Andersen (AA) was a key contributor to the ethical and financial collapse of Enron. The accounting firm has not only been accused of looking the other way to fill their own pockets, but it is also very clear that they lacked independence. Culture has been to blame for the involvement of AA in numerous accounting scandals. When AA began it was not only an accounting audit firm, but it was also a consulting firm. In time, the consulting portion of the business was responsible for the bulk…

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    Enron Scandal Essay

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    Enron Corporation was an American energy, commodities, and Services Company based in Houston, Texas. Before its bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, Enron employed approximately 20,000 staff and was one of the world leading electricity, natural gas, communications, and pulp and paper companies, with claimed revenues of nearly $101 billion in 2000. At the end of 2001, it was revealed that it’s reported financial condition was sustained substantially by institutionalized, systematic, and creatively…

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    more. Those charged were aided in their fraud by the company's auditor Arthur Andersen LLP. At the beginning of the fraudulent accounting period Waste Management placed a limit on the audit fees to be earned by Andersen but said that the firm could earn additional fees through "special work". Andersen identified the improper accounting practices which led them to annually present management with Proposed Adjusting Journal Entries (PAJEs). The intention was for these to then be used to…

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    Sarbanes Oxley Act Essay

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    2002 to protect investors’ interest (SOX, 2002). After the enactment of SOX, corporate financial reporting was more strict and normative. However, there were a lot of accounting scandals before 2002. And the Enron scandal attracted the most public attention of all the scandals. Enron was created in 1985 and was one of the largest energy companies around the world. However, in 2001 and 2002 the company was disclosed that it had a large debt which was not recovered. Enron’s stock prices fell to…

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