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It needs to serve the public good first.

Accounting Ethics by Ronald F. Duska

From an economic point of view, such behavior violates the ideal market principle of free exchange based on perfect information. It also ethiics to be an accepted belief that an ac- counting firm fulfills the letter of the law simply by following gener- ally accepted accounting principles GAAP.

Aristotle and his mentor Plato introduced a model for us to follow.

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Accounting Ethics, 2nd Edition

This, obviously, is sometimes difficult to determine. Then the government needed the information. Here, again, is a situation in which being honest and preserving your integrity not fudging the numbers outweighs the positive consequences of benefiting a large number of people getting the bank loan.


Sonia marked it as to-read Apr accounfing, The remainder of this chapter will focus on the nature and dimensions of ethics and morality and on their application to accounting practices and the accounting profession. Public shareholders lost hundreds of millions of dollars in these cases, and confidence in accountants was shaken. Rather, as we will try to show, accounting has a public purpose. The members of Congress need accurate pictures of true costs.

The merger does not benefit my company, its executives, or the general society; my action is deceptive and hence unfair, and it violates the relationship of trust my corporation has with the community. The action must have a certain gravitas. Introduction 5 Therefore, accounting as an instrumental activity can also be judged on the basis of the purpose for which it is used.

Kant calls the motive duty. But how are we to evaluate beliefs? From a utilitarian perspective, however, it is precisely the ends that do justify the means, even if the means are immoral. To will promise breaking, acckunting, you must will promise making.

A good knife can be used to cut up food, or it can be used to kill human beings. Account Options Sign in. Executives cacounting prohibited from selling stock during blackout periods and are prevented from receiving company loans unavailable to out- siders. Radin with Norman E.

The question asks whether or not any promises to act in a certain way were made. The self-interested maximizer is even given a name, Homo economicus, economic man. That is why an action that benefits you is a good acclunting, and a good reason for doing something is that it will be good for you. Stories such as the ones above are an indication that ethic is a need for greater ethical sensitivity and ethical behavior in the accounting profession.


Philosopher and economist Adam Smith2 also believed that duskx was a primary 1 Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan,Chapters 13 and Yet, accounting can be misused to benefit some at the expense of others, to deceive and to defraud others.

We often use people. We have preserved the section on the responsibilities of accounting firms, because although firms now face new challenges, the responsibilities have not changed. Kamuela rated it really liked it Jun 06, As we noted earlier, although etihcs of capitalism assert that it brought about the highest standard of living in the history of the world, critics declare that a high standard of living is not necessarily a good thing.

It seems obvious that it is wrong for a company to misrepresent its worth to a bank that is considering giving it a loan. Mill recognizes happiness as the intrinsic good. When you were a dthics, your mother probably served you a piece of cake numerous times. Lists with This Book. Elizabeth Catherine Duska and Catherine Shay A daughter and mother who put up with tax seasons and manuscript deadlines, and whose Irish eyes and smiles bring joy and love to our lives without ever holding us to account for the cost duskz them of our writing this book.

Is it fair or just? Egoism is based on a distorted egocen- tric view of the universe.

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