An auditor supplies the independence and objectivity to a financial report complementing the high expectations of third party users The professional judgement required is influenced by some professional traits such as the auditor’s experience and capability of the auditors training. In additional to the professional traits influencing the auditor’s judgement, the auditors is also influenced by behavioural and ethical traits. Auditors have a responsibly to ensure that ethical standards are upheld, ensuring the social exceptions of auditors
So, it is important for the organization to understand, establish and demonstrate a business ethics framework relevant to the company. By enabling a sponsorship to the framework is an expression of social policy in the workplace by employers for purposes such as determining controlling entities. Morals are linked with personal behavior whereas ethics are related to organizational principles to normalize the behavior of all employees - including top executives and other management. Ethical behavior refers to conduct that meets moral and legal commitments to clients and coworkers. It 's clear that ethics is an important dimension for
Ethics and morality establish how individuals act and treat each other and, through accounting practices and principles, an ‘‘ethical system facilitates trust among its adherents and creates the necessary foundation for a cooperative endeavor” (Satava, Caldwell, & Richards, 2006, p. 281). Ethical decision-making is important for today’s business leaders. As defined by Hicks and Hicks (2014), ethics is “what is morally right and wrong” (p. 111). Individuals must therefore make decisions by choosing among alternatives that coincide with their individual ethical principles and moral
Ethics in Accounting Importance of The Accounting Profession Accounting is important in business so that management, creditors, investors, potential investors and other consumers of a company’s financial data can make informed decisions. Management of a company uses financial data to budget, analyze trends and plan future operations. Creditors,
So, we are back to the foundation issue of ethical behavior.”The Accountant and Ethical Decision making” This paper work tends to discuss some moral theories and how it aids the Accountant ethical decision making in business, it also covers some ethical issues faced by Accountants in business as identified by Ferrel, fraedrich, and Ferrell. Ethical issue in business is considered as problem, situation, or opportunity that requires an individual decision maker, group of people, or organization to choose among alternative actions which must be evaluated as right or wrong, to do this, the use of ethical reasoning method used as a primary tool for evaluation Key words: Ethical Behavior, Decision Maker,
Protection of data b. Securing the information without sharing with anyone c. Keeping the business data confidential and not used for personal gains d. Ensuring integrity of the data e. Following security policies/guidelines/procedures within the organization f. Choosing a proper security technology based on the security breach detected These best practices may vary depending on the type of organization and on the business principles followed by the organization. Regulatory Compliance Regulatory Compliance ensures that organisations follow as per laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications defined in terms of business. Sometimes, there are some scenarios where organisations does not follow the defined regulations properly. In such situation, these organisations are forced to undergo a legal consequence or punishments, which involve huge price to be paid for such carelessness.
My reputation can be negatively affected. I might lose the trust of potential clients in the future b. Be straightforward and clearly state that I would not reveal any confidential information Pros: I can safeguard my reputation of the person of integrity and confidentiality while having opportunity to perform my profession and competence. Company A will not be hurt because of any confidential information I was aware of during the period I served it. Cons: Company might stop my engagement and fire me c. Withdraw the engagements Pros: I can avoid the conflicts of interests, and the ethical dilemma in this case because I do not have to exercise the loyalty and integrity with company B and also not to break the confidentiality principle.
To argue the case out, the services of an experienced litigation attorney should be sought. What would happen if the court pierces the corporate veil? Most courts are very cautious when it comes to holding shareholders liable for the liabilities of the company. As such, beyond-doubt proof must be provided to indicate that the company’s corporate veil has been pierced. With proof, there will be loss of protection and liable parties will be responsible for any company debts.
Considering that accountants deal with the center of companies and organizations accountants owe a fiduciary responsibility to act professionally and in the best passions of their employers. Knowing the basics of professionalism in accounting is important part of accounting education. Ethical business techniques are an inseparable element of professionalism in accounting. Operating with money and financial reporting generates several chances for unethical behaviors, such as theft and fraud. Even though government organizations regularly work to identify and address areas of ethical concern in accounting, all accountants have an obligation to act ethically regardless of what doubtful behaviors the law may allow.
I am going to talk about ethical issues in practice of management accounting. Actually my discussion relies on my studying to the articles have published by ( prof. Iwan Triyowon) as well as my opinion. As all we know that the management accounting is the most important thing inside the company because it is the source of the information which is needed to make a decision and we have to know that information can be used by internal or external users but in our discussion here we will highlight and pay a strong attention to the information has delivered to the external users such as investors because there are some managers cheating the outside users by using some tricks (wizard). I illustrate the earning management as an example for the ethical