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Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Thursday, April 12, 2007

SEC Deputy Chief Accountant on Principles-Based Accounting

Speech by SEC Staff:Remarks before the 2007 Conference on Principles-Based Accounting and the Challenges of Implementation by James L. Kroeker, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, New York, N.Y., April 4, 2007.  The bottom line:

I want to focus on the potential for objective-oriented standards to enhance consistency and comparability in financial reporting for the benefit of investors. I will also discuss some challenges facing the profession in endeavoring to refocus on objectives in the development and application of accounting standards.

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