A paper presented in August at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association in Anaheim, Calif., found that “the current Sino-phobic reaction to Chinese reverse mergers may be overblown.” In an effort to assess the performance of these often maligned companies, the study concluded that “as an asset class, Chinese reverse-merger firms (CRMs) have performed as well as or better than comparable firms already listed in the same exchanges in the United States. CRMs also perform much better than U.S. RMs on multiple dimensions, even after many CRMs were delisted or demoted due to recent scandals. The emerging picture is that, despite a higher incidence of accounting problems, the CRMs are more mature and less speculative than their U.S. counterparts.” [AT]
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By Sharon Lassar, PhD, CPA (Florida) John J. Gilbert Professor and Director of the School of Accountancy, University of Denver A friend asked why I believe the 150-hour requirement is more of a barrier of entry to the accounting profession than a 120-hour requirement with added experience. That is a great question. Although, it does […]
Ed. note: on July 13 we contacted AAP media relations to request salary ranges for accounting positions referenced in the below 10-Q disclosure. We don’t expect a response but if we get one, we’ll update. The Wall Street Journal wrote today about recent disclosures made by Advance Auto Parts, Joby Aviation, and Germany’s Evotec that specifically point […]