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Explain whether the board of directors could be motivated to try to inflate reported profits

Accounting Theory and Current Issues Assignment Specifications Part A The corporate disclosure practice will help all the stakeholders to understand and measure business operation. Annual financial statement and particularly income statement is one of the most important ones. However, a company's reported profits will be impacted by different factors, including when particular transactions and events are recognized and how such transactions and events are measured.


Requirement:

1)Using earning management concept, discuss why the timing of recognizing events that impact income, revenue or profit or expenses are important for managers? "Maximum Part BABC Ltd has incorporated a bonus plan that rewards the board of directors (executive members) by providing a bonus of3per cent of reported profits. This is an Accounting-based incentive that has the advantage which the accounting results may be based on subunit or divisional performance. "A well-informed labor market will motivate management to work to maximize the value of its firm. Underperformance might lead to dismissal and, if the labor market is efficient in disseminating data, a 'failed' manager might have difficulty attracting a position with comparable pay elsewhere."(Deegan, 2020)


Requirement:

1)Using Positive Accounting Theory (PAT), discuss the bonus theme in general and why the bonus plan(Accounting-based)was put in place in ABC Ltd?

2)Explain whether the board of directors could be motivated to try to inflate reported profits.

3)Use the opportunistic perspective of PAT to explain the potential for managers to manipulate corporate disclosure.

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