“Segmented Information and Reporting Requirements” Please respond to the following:
- Suppose that management is considering preparing segmented information but is unsure on how to identify a segment and is unsure on why the information is important. Outline a brief memo to management explaining the importance of segmented information, and create an action plan on the main steps management should take to identify a segment. Also, provide your opinion on the effect segmented information will have on the companyâ€™s financial disclosure.
- Speculate as to why there has been an increase in reporting requirements in the last ten (10) years. Also, give your opinion on whether the increase in reporting requirements has improved investorsâ€™ and creditorsâ€™ confidence in corporations. Provide at least two (2) specific examples of improvements to support your opinion.