ACC 260 Week 7 - DQ 1 - 7408

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. When should an accountant place his or her duty to the public ahead of his or her duty to a client or employer?

I believe that an account should place their duty to the public ahead of his or her duties t a client or employer if they are making unethical choices. An example would be if they are asking you to fudge the books a bit. If you chose to protect the public than I do not think that individuals could get caught up in an unethical choice.

5. Which would you choose as the key idea for ethical behavior in the accounting profession: “Protect the public interest” or “Protect the credibility of the profession?” Why?

I would choose as the key idea for ethical behavior in the accounting profession is to “Protect the public interest”. I believe that if we protect the public first than we are also protecting the accounting profession. By protecting the public interest than we are making sure that the right ethical choices are made in which also protects our profession.


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