People who are interested in knowing financial information are known as Stakeholders.

These are

Stakeholders Who are they   Objectives


They invest capital in the business and get profits from the business


Profits, growth of the business


Employees of the business who give in their time and effort to make a business successful


Job security, job satisfaction and a satisfactory level of payment for their efforts


Employees of the business who manage a business. They lead and control the workers to achieve organisational goals


High salaries, Job security, Status and growth of the business


These are the people who buy the goods and services of the business.


Safe and reliable products, value for money, proper after sales service


Government manages the economy. The government charges a tax from the business and also monitors the working of businesses in the country


Successful businesses, employments to be created, more taxes, follow laws

The community

Community is all the people who are directly or indirectly affected by the actions of the business.


They expect more jobs, environmental protection, socially responsible products and actions of the business.


Stakeholders are interested in getting information about business, in order:

  • To compare the business performance over several financial periods. This is known as Intra-firm comparison.
  • To compare the business performance with that of other businesses within the same industry also known as Inter-firm comparison


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