Week 4 Individual Assignment: Sarbanes-Oxley and Corporate Governance Paper, management homework help

This assignment requires the students to apply the governance requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to a managerial business setting. Students must analyze specific SOX requirements in terms of a cost versus benefit analysis.

Resources Required

Case 15.3 Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in Ch. 15 of The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

Read “Case 15.3 Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board” in Ch. 15 of the text.

Write a paper of 700- to 1,050-words in which you answer the following:

  • If auditing of financial statements is required for the protection of public investors, should not all PCAOB members be taken from the investment community that uses audited financial statements? Why or why not?
  • How does the decision in this case impact the validity of the Board and other provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act?

Cite at least 3 peer-reviewed sources, identified and defined in the Instructor Policies (Spiering, 2016, Researching Assignments).

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Required elements

Students earn their grades based on the Grade Rubric. It will be inserted with comments at the end of each graded paper, along with other specific comments inserted directly into the paper itself. A grading scale (i.e. A -F) is provided in the Instructor Policies (Spiering, 2016). So, students earn high grades by satisfying each bullet point in each section – Content, Organization/Development and Mechanics.

Please note that the Mechanics section of the Grade Rubric requires the integration of research in APA format, including in-text and reference citations.

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Grade Rubric for Week 4 Individual Assignment: Sarbanes-Oxley and Corporate Governance Paper

Content 60 Percent

6 Points

Score

Additional Comments:

  • The paper includes a discussion of the appointment of PCAOB members and whether or not they should be taken exclusively from an investment community that uses audited financial statements.
  • Paper includes a discussion of how the decision made in the case affects the validity of the board and other provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Organization / Development 20 Percent

2 Points

Score

Additional Comments:

  • The paper is between 700 to 1,050 words in length.
  • Easy to identify next topic of discussion – APA-formatted [sub]headings, and transitional sentences and paragraphs are used throughout paper.
  • Logical content development, e.g., introduce, define, explain, and apply concepts.
  • Sentences and phrases are well constructed, strong, and varied.
  • Appropriate tone – use of objective, 3rd person writing is encouraged.

words

Mechanics 20 Percent

2 Points

Score

Additional Comments:

  • Professional appearance – same font size, type, and spacing used throughout paper.
  • The paper–including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page–is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements.
  • Intellectual property is recognized with properly formatted in-text citations and a reference page.
  • Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. Spelling is correct.
  • At least 3-5 APA references, which should include the course text and 3 peer-reviewed documents. Students are encouraged to cite the relevant weekly reserve readings.

Total

Score

10

 
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