Ethics in the Accounting Profession
? Justify the importance of ethical accounting practice.
1. Read objectives and welcome.
2. Read instructor’s bio and post your own bio.
? Due Date: Day 1 [post to the Chat Room forum]
3. Read Appendix A regarding the final project requirements.
4. Read pp. Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 in Business & Professional Ethics for Directors, Executives, & Accountants.
5. Discussion Question 1
? Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]
? Post your response to the following: Read the Where Were the Accountants? Ethics Case on pp. 36-37 (Ch. 1) of the text. Answer the question as if you were Sam.
? Respond to your classmates as if you were Norm. How helpful are their responses?
6. Discussion Question 2
? Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Main forum]
? Post your response to the following: Many methods are used to maintain high ethical standards in the accounting profession, including government regulations, ethics course requirements in schools, and professional societies or associations that maintain codes of ethics. What method do you think accounting professionals find most effective or beneficial? What method do you think would be most effective for ensuring high ethical standards in the accounting profession? Explain your answers.
7. CheckPoint: Ethics in the Accounting Profession
? Resource: Business & Professional Ethics
? Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]
? Answer questions 13 and 14 on p. 25 of the text.