Charles Hooper

Thoughts and projects from an infrastructure engineer

Series: Financial Reporting

This is the series Intro to Financial Reporting

At the date of publication, I was taking summer classes for Sociology and Principles of Finance. As part of the class, I was required to write a one page paper each week on a topic I chose. I chose Financial Reporting. At the end of the semester, these papers were concatenated and turned into one monstrous paper. japherwocky suggested post the papers to a blog, so here they are.

  1. What Are Some of the Main Financial Documents Used in Financial Reporting?
  2. What Is Financial Reporting and Who Uses Financial Reports?
  3. What Are the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)?
  4. Who Regulates Financial Reporting?
  5. Why Was the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 Created and How Does it Impact Financial Reporting Today?
  6. Who Was Enron and Why Is This Important to Financial Reporting Today?
  7. Financial Crises: And the Cycle Continues