The rise and fall of organizations is dependent on the business practices adopted by them in a particular business environment. It is often assumed that the prime responsibility of any organization is to promote fair and honest business practices along with being transparent and honest to stakeholders in the short as well as in the long run. In terms of effective business practices, it is judicious to follow the prescribed financial standards and parameters of the recognized bodies. The Financial Accounting Standards Board designs Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for public and private companies. GAAP can be considered as a book of law that is not authorized by the government of the US but is followed religiously by the corporate community of the country.
The guidelines mentioned in the GAAP are generally accepted by all companies and unwillingness to follow these guidelines has severe consequences that might even hamper the growth and development of the culprit organization. Over the years, wide arrays of organizations have tried to dress their financials in a manner that conceals the validity and financial information that might affect the overall decisions of stakeholders. In order to safeguard the interest of stakeholders, GAAP was introduced and has been great success in terms of acceptance and following across the world. ...Show more