Discussion # 1

Why might a company’s board of directors decide to lease office space even though it would be more economical to purchase the property and finance it with a long-term loan?

To clarify:

  • the less costly option is to finance the purchase with a loan
  • the more costly option is to enter into a long-term lease
Why choose the more expensive option?
Discussion # 2
The first consideration is understanding the type of work that is currently being performed.  What does “traditional accounting” mean?  What types of skills are necessary to perform “traditional accounting”?

What type of work may complement and what may present a conflict?