Financial Standards® is committed to helping Directors, Audit Committee members,
and senior executives to be vigilant over their company's reputation
for financial integrity.
this post-Enron era, when investors demand credibility as well
as profitability, Financial Standards® is a resource for accounting
practices and financial reporting and disclosure that both build
a bridge to investors and make sense.
provide untainted and objective advice to help navigate the
complexities of today's burgeoning accounting, financial reporting
and disclosure requirements, without sacrificing the ability
to give investors a clear and understandable financial picture
of the company.
addition, for your immediate needs, we provide tools to prepare
for and deal with auditors meaningfully. For your long-term
needs, we provide both credibility and proven leadership in
developing meaningful performance measures in evolving accounting
and financial reporting standards and rules.
Financial Standards®' biccherne: symbol of financial integrity
Our logo harkens back to Sienna in the 13th century when this
Italian city was a major European money center. Sienna's Office
of the Biccherna provided semi-annual reports on government
revenues and expenses. As a precursor to modern democracy, these
financial reports demonstrated accountability to the people
and their authority.
Office of the Biccherna established the custom of commissioning
prominent artists to paint the wooden covers of these semi-annual
reports. Noblemen charged with monitoring Sienna's finances
added their family shields to these works of art (known as "biccherne"),
thus associating the reports with the honor and integrity of
each one's family.
At Financial Standards® our own biccherne symbolizes the same
high standards of honesty and integrity in financial reporting.