Ashford ACC 618 ACC/618 ACC618 Week 2 Assignment Case Study: WorldCom


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Case Study: WorldCom [CLO: 3]. Due by Day 7. Read Case Study 2-1: WorldCom in Chapter 3, page 78 of your text.

In two to three pages, supported by evidence from your text and from other research (at least one resource is required), answer the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between accrual earnings and cash earnings? In addition to the effect on accrual earnings of capitalizing the line costs, how might the treatment mask the true nature of operating cash flows?
  2. Identify the stakeholders in the WorldCom case and how their interests were affected by the financial fraud.
  3. Use ethical reasoning to compare the actions of Cynthia Cooper in the WorldCom case to those of Sherron Watkins in the Enron case, discussed earlier in this chapter.

The paper
Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a separate title page with the following: o Titleofpaper

o Student’sname
o Coursenameandnumber o Instructor’s name
o Datesubmitted

Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.