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Accounting Ethics

Accounting Ethics

Ronald Duska, Brenda Shay Duska

ISBN: 978-1-444-34349-6

Mar 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

336 pages

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$30.00

Description

Accounting Ethics uses concrete examples and case studies, including current situations such as the Enron/Arthur Andersen debacle, to examine the ethical responsibilities of individual accountants as well as accounting firms.

  • 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 such as the Enron/Arthur Andersen debacle.
  • Examines the ethical responsibilities of individual accountants as well as accounting firms .
Preface.

Acknlwledgments.

Enron, Arthur Andersen, and the Financial Markets: A Chronology of Wall Street Journal Articles.

And then there was WorldCom.

Introduction.

1. The Nature of Accounting and the Chief Ethical Difficulty: True Disclosure.

2. Ethical Behavior in Accounting: What is Ethics?.

3. Ethical Behavior in accounting: Ethical Theory.

4. Accounting as a Profession.

5. Accounting Codes of Ethics: The Principles.

6. Accounting Codes of Ethics: The Rules.

7. Ethics in Auditing: The Auditing Function.

8. The Ethics of Managerial and Financial Accounting.

9. The Ethics of Tax Accounting.

10. The Ethics of the Accounting Firm; The Accounting Profession in Crisis.

Appendix I: The Code of Professional Conduct of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Appendix II: Institute of Management Accountants: Ethical Standards.

Appendix III: Statement on Auditing Standards: A Summary.

Appendix IV: Revision of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Auditor Independence Requirements.

Appendix V: Statements on Standards for Tax Services Nos 1-8.

Index.

""Accounting Ethics is a book for our troubled times. The Duskas provide a basic primer on ethics for accounting that is helpful to accountants and non-accountants alike. They deftly weave the saga of Enron and Arthur Andersen through a practical and realistic presentation of accounting ethics.""
--Thomas W. Dunfee, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


""This book is a long awaited and significant contribution to business ethics. At last, a book that addresses the full range of accounting, tax, and audit issues, integrating the perspective of the accounting profession with that of a trained ethicist. This is a must-read for everyone in the accounting profession and in business ethics. Bravo Duskas!""
--Patricia H. Werhane, Darden Graduate School, University of Virginia


""Accounting Ethics offers a superb, accessible introduction to the traditions and responsibilities of individual accountants and their firms.""
--Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer

""... the author's clear, practical, and jargon-free presentation makes this book a valuable resource or nonaccountants and required reading for every accountant and student of accounting.""
--Choice, November 2003

""...this textbook is likely to be very useful. It is easy to read, informative and provides a good base for discussion.""
--Stuart Turley, University of Manchester

""As a guide to the basic issues and ideas concerning ethics for students with little prior exposure to the debates in accounting and the theories in ethics, this text is likely to be very useful. It is easy to read, informative and provides a good base for discussion.""
--European Accounting Review


  • 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 such as the Enron/Arthur Andersen debacle.
  • Examines the ethical responsibilities of individual accountants as well as accounting firms .