Publicly Traded Companies

Apply financial ethics to accounting reporting standards, practices, and managerial dilemmas. (B, C, I)
Identify the factors considered when deciding to become a publicly traded business. (B, C)

Module 5 Discussion 1: Publicly Traded Companies

The capital gained from an IPO is crucial to the success of a business because it allows them finance the development and research. Research and development allows companies to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace which can be accomplished by boosting production innovation and offering the market distinctive services that are impossible for competitors to replicate quickly (Saputra and al. 2021). Furthermore research and development may help the business enhance its business operations which can result in a reduction of cost of operations or increasing margins, which makes it possible to compete with its rivals. 

It was the US Security & Exchange Commission changed Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 in 2020. As per James & Lirely (2022) the updated concept of an “accelerated” filer” was included among the changes made. The changes removed the requirement for many companies to employ an auditor to verify their initial controls regarding financial reporting. The change also allowed 493 issuers that had annual revenues that are under $100 million, to qualify as non speedy filers. The update in reporting requirements is crucial as it helps to encourage capital formation while protecting capital, decreasing unnecessary burdens on smaller concerns and ensuring investor protection

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