Ethical Issues In Frost’s Practice Of Changing Accounting Discussion

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Mike Crane is an audit senior of a large public accounting firm who has just been assigned to the Frost Corporation’s annual audit engagement. Frost has been a client of Crane’s firm for many years. Frost is a fast-growing business in the commercial construction industry. In reviewing the fixed asset ledger, Crane discovered a series of unusual accounting changes, in which the useful lives of assets, depreciated using the straight-line method, were substantially lowered near the midpoint of the original estimate. For example, the useful life of one dump truck was changed from 10 to 6 years during its fifth year of service. Upon further investigation, Mike was told by Kevin James, Frost’s accounting manager, “I don’t really see your problem. After all, it’s perfectly legal to change an accounting estimate. Besides, our CEO likes to see big earnings!”

Answer the following questions in the Discussion Board:

  1. What are the ethical issues concerning Frost’s practice of changing the useful lives of fixed assets?
  2. Who could be harmed by Frost’s unusual accounting changes?
  3. What should Crane do in this situation?

Kieso, D. E., Weygandt, J. J., & Warfield, T. D. (2016). Accounting changes and error analysis. Intermediate accounting (16th ed.). (p. 1323). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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