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It will only alert them to situations in which your interests conflict with theirs, and that is certainly not in your self-interest. Doing your job encompasses various specific responsibilities.

Accounting Ethics

A major problem with utilitarian theory is the distribution problem. The accountant needs to estimate accoounting percentage of gross sales, recognizing that for some goods payment will never be received. My commitment extends into the future and binds me to a course of action. Kant calls the motive duty. They must admit that they are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal controls.

Michael Hoffman and Robert E. The approach does not recognize, for example, the wealth that a ser- vice company gains by hiring a dynamic new employee who will produce salable commodities.

Accounting Ethics by Ronald F. Duska

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Offers a comprehensive overview of ethics in accounting, as well as an examination of and recommendations for solving the current crisis in this field.

Beginning in the s, accounting standards were driven by a period of accounting growth with a corresponding surge in stock prices. We will show that being a professional obligates the accountant to act in the best interests of various constituencies, from the client to the company to the general public.


Should you return it, as promised, if he asks for it in order to shoot someone? Suppose, however, that you just hate taking this course even though you recognize the value of getting an education. I needed this for a graduate level ethics class.

Such a formulation enters into values beyond monetary, even including possible ethical values. Accounting as a Business. Firms, or the human beings who run them, are susceptible to the pressures of incentives; we get what we reward.

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It is a problem that the utilitarian decision procedures do not manage well, one that seems better handled by deontologists.

Why should people do their jobs? As a result, they were subject to manipulation with accurate financial report- ing easily compromised to drive stock prices, meet loan covenants, or attract new investors. How do you decide which duty to fulfill? Is it fair or just? Later in the book, we will examine the broad-reaching principles of this code more thoroughly. Skip to main content.

But if the information persuades people to act in one way or other, and their action either benefits or harms the persons giving or getting the infor- mation, this information giving takes on ethical importance. There are pictures, and there are pictures. The second reason is that Arthur Andersen succumbed to the systemic temptations suska regularly acconuting the accounting firms, particularly the large firms. Finally, in taking a job, the individual makes at least an implicit promise to do it; promises should be kept.


Finally, we will look at some current issues being debated in the accounting community. As we saw, a good reason for working is that it provides us with the wherewithal to live and, ideally, to engage in a fulfilling activity. Thus, when faced with a conflict, ethi- cists who give precedence to rights or fairness over harm fall into one camp, and those who give precedence to benefits over rights or fairness fall into an opposing camp.

Highlights the debates over the use of fair-value accounting and principles- versus rules-based standards Offers a comprehensive overview of ethics in accounting, as well as an examination of and recommendations for solving the current crisis in this field Investigates the nature and purpose of accounting Uses concrete examples and case studies, including current situations Examines the ethical responsibilities of individual accountants as well as accounting firms.

That assumption is unwarranted. When you are faced with a decision about what to do in a difficult situation, it is helpful to have a checklist of basic questions or considerations you can apply to help determine what the outcome should suska.

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