“Leasing Restatements in the Restaurant Industry” Please respond to the following:
- From the case study, create an argument for the use of principles-based accounting for leases over rules-based accounting under GAAP, based on the financial statement restatements in the restaurant industry. Provide support for your argument.
- Assess the materiality of the errors, direction provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) on the decision by management to restate the financial statements. Indicate the likely impact to stakeholders when financial statements are restated.