Week One Discussion Questions
- In your own words, how would you describe financial accounting? Select two users, one internal and one external, who you think benefit the most from accounting. Explain why and how you think they benefit.
Respond to your classmates’ postings by adding to their definitions of financial accounting. Also, respond to at least one posting that discusses a different user than one you selected. Add to the benefits of accounting for that user or explain how reading your colleagues’ statements has modified your view of that user.
- What do each of the four financial statements tell you about a company? How do companies use financial statements? Which financial statement do you think is the most useful and why?
Respond to your classmates’ postings by adding to what each financial statement reveals. Then, comment on your classmates’ choice of the most important financial statements. Provide a different opinion, modify your own, or further support an opinion and explain why.