Self-Study Course Details
In August 2000, the Enron stock price reached an all-time high and the company ranked 5th on the Fortune 500 list. Just one year later, Enron became, at that time, the largest corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history. In this podcast episode, we will look at how Enron exploited accounting tactics, some even legal, to inflate their revenue by over 1,500%, hide billions in debt, and trick most of the business world into believing they were one of the strongest companies in the world.
We will also walk through the significant regulatory changes in the accounting industry in the aftermath of the Enron scandal.
- Identify how Enron exploited certain accounting standards to inflate their revenue and hide debt.
- Discover legislative and regulatory changes in the accounting profession in response the Enron scandal.
Matthew Briggson is a certified public accountant in the State of Michigan and a co-founder of Encoursa LLC, a technology company offering continuing professional education courses to CPAs and other financial professionals. Before founding Encoursa, Matthew spent time in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance Practice.
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