Atlantis Company sells computer components and plans on borrowing some money to expand. After reading a lot about earnings management, Andy, the owner of Atlantis, has decided he should try to accelerate some sales to improve his financial statement ratios. He has called his best customers and asked them to make their usual January purchases by December 31. Andy told the customers he would allow them, until the end of February, to pay for the purchases, just as if they had made their purchases in January.

1. What do you think are the ethical implications of Andy’s actions?
2. Which ratios will be improved by accelerating these sales?

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