Requirements

  1. Identify a situation where an accountant has acted unethically, that has occurred in the last 10 years.

 

  1. Locate at least five articles that deal with the case and use them in your essay.

 

 

  1. Provide an overview of the unethical actions:

 

  • Briefly describe what the unethical behaviour involved
  • What factors enabled the accountant to initiate the behaviour or continue with the behaviour without detection?
  • What lead to the detection of the unethical behaviour?
  • Who suffered as a result of the accountant’s unethical behaviour?
  • What penalties (if any) were imposed on the accountant?

 

  1. What factors cause you to identify this behaviour as unethical?

 

 

  1. Refer to the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants identify and explain which elements from Part A were breached.

 

  1. Refer to the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, identify and explain which elements from Parts B and/or C were breached.

 

 

  1. What can be done to ensure similar unethical actions do not occur in the future?

 

  1. To what extent can the Code of Ethics help prevent or reduce the occurrence of similar unethical actions in the future?

 

 

  1. Ensure you apply a consistent approach to in-text referencing.