Moore Stephens Calls for Clear Accounting

Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Leading shipping accountant and business consultant Moore Stephens says shipping companies should be open and clear about transactions between connected entities, or face the assumption that they have something to hide. Writing in The Bottom Line, Moore Stephens' shipping newsletter, Chris Chasty, head of the shipping group, says, "Shipowners should be asking some hard questions about who they turn to for auditing services. Investors want the assurance that auditors are asking the right questions." Chasty outlines the changes to accounting following the Enron scandal. Also in The Bottom Line, David Anstis, shipping partner, says shipping should be more aware of how money laundering legislation will impact on what is traditionally a confidential business.

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