The Role of Accounting on Business and Our Society

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

1. Describe the purpose of each financial statement. Determine which one (1) is the most effective

in communicating the financial health of an organization. Defend your position.

2. Compare the major functions of an accountant to that of a certified public accountant. Make an

argument for and against the importance of accounting and accountants in our society from a

U.S. or global perspective.

3. Imagine that you have decided to create your own business venture. Determine whether the

company will be a service or merchandising company. Describe the differences between the

charts of accounts for both companies.

4. Based on the company that you selected in 3, make an argument for automating the accounting

process, and implement at least three (3) types of internal controls to prevent or detect theft or


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all

sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your

professor for any additional instructions.

• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s

name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in


the required assignment page length.