Auditing a Publicly Traded Company
audit of a publicly traded company, your senior has asked you to evaluate both share-based payment reporting and special purpose entities (SPE) reporting for the company.
Research share-based payment reporting and SPE reporting individually.
Write a 700- to 12,050-word executive memo as a team that includes a description of what you will look for to see if the client is consistent with the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Pay particular attention to accounting treatment of share-based payment and accounting consolidation theory as it relates to special purpose entities. Keep the memo as brief as possible while fully exploring the issues.