Course

Accounting Ethics


Why is ethics critical in the field of accounting and how do you define morality and differentiate justification from explanation? How will you, as an accountant, base your decisions in a code of ethics in your accounting profession?

In this course on accounting ethics issues, students analyze the role of ethics in today’s accounting profession and how it has played out in current events. Students will discuss classical ethical theory and relate it to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct, applying those combined theories and rules to ethical problems accountants encounter in their own practice.

Topics include:

  • What is true disclosure?
  • Equality vs. equity
  • Major ethical theories
  • Cultural relativism and international accounting
  • Accounting as a profession
  • Accounting codes of conduct
  • Rules of the Code of Conduct
  • The auditing function
  • The ethics of managerial accounting
  • Ethics in tax accounting

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