Analysis of the financial accounting sites on the World Wide Web
Bachvarov, Boris Lyobomirov
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During the last several years the Internet has rapidly evolved. There is a tremendous increase in the amount of information available on the Internet. A growing number of organizations are using the Web to publish financial reports and provide other financial accounting and reporting information. One of the biggest challenges is to find information suitable for specific needs. The objective of this thesis is to analyze information available on the Internet and to determine its suitability for supporting instruction in financial reporting and analysis. This thesis examines more than 200 web sites. They are categorized and evaluated using the criteria of accuracy and reliability, accessibility/cost and currency. The evaluated web sites are included in a web page. This thesis provides the faculty and the students as well as other users of financial accounting data with a gateway via which they can access the best financial accounting, reporting and analysis data available for free on the Internet.
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