Although ultimately a responsibility of all employees, certain employees, including the CEO, CFO, Controller and accounting employees, are held to higher standards and must be familiar with, and adhere to, company accounting practices and financial laws and regulations.
Since Rogers Corporation is a US-based public company, we are required to submit various financial reports and other filings to our shareholders and US regulatory authorities. It is critical that these reports are complete, accurate and timely, and you should act openly and honestly with individuals who prepare our financial statements, as well as with our internal and external auditors.
The integrity of Rogers’ financial reporting is of the utmost importance. Accounting and financial reporting practices must be fair and proper, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and using management’s best judgments where necessary. Rogers prohibits practices that might lead to fraudulent financial reporting. While difficult to give an all-inclusive definition of fraudulent financial reporting, it is in general any intentional or reckless conduct, whether by act or omission, that results in materially misleading or incomplete financial statements. Clear, open and frequent communication among all management levels and personnel on all financial and operation matters will substantially reduce the risk of problems in the accounting and financial reporting areas, as well as help achieve operating goals.
2019: It was discovered that P&R (a German company) had sold investments in a million shipping containers that did not exist. More than 50,000 investors lost their investments and thousands of individuals lost their jobs, healthcare and retirement savings due to the company’s deceit. P&R’s CEO was arrested.