The Financial Accounting Standards Board offers academics and
practitioners the opportunity to comment on proposed changes. The
comment letters, listed on the Online Comment Letter section of the
FASB website, are available for public consumption. Not only do the
authors comment on proposed or pending changes, they also offer
recommendations and solutions that could potentially reduce the
burden on practicing professionals in both the accounting and
Visit the FASB website and select the comment letter authored by
Rick Gore, Ph.D. in response to the FASB’s preliminary document
entitled, The Conceptual Framework for Financial
Reporting: Objective of Financial Reporting and Qualitative
Characteristics of Decision-Useful Financial Reporting
Information. The article can be found by clicking on the
After reading the article, offer a review of the comment letter
that summarizes the following:
What was the overall issue and argument the author was trying
In your opinion, was the writer’s tone in business writing
appropriate? Why or why not?
Did the author present a convincing argument on his views?
What authoritative resource did the author cite in his
Did the author present a solution to the issue?
What changes would you make to this letter and