Essays Tagged: "accounting profession"

Trilogy Standards

tions and Disclosures" and AASB 1040 "Statement of Financial Position" created confusion within the accounting profession and business community. The changes were designed for the purposes of internat ... on (ASIC) and Ernst and Young (E&Y). The relevance and reliability issue as in the Statement of Accounting Concepts (SAC) 3: has created debate over whether the trilogy standards meet such require ...

(10 pages) 267 1 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Comparisons of usa, uk, and china accounting systems.

This report discusses the accounting practices of the following countries U.K, U.S.A and China. An analysis of these different ... res that have led to each nations current characteristics. Concluding on the direction each nations accounting systems and practices seem to be heading towards.IntroductionThe main characteristics of ... .IntroductionThe main characteristics of U.K accounting is that it is highly dominated by organised accounting profession, which only relate to limited liability companies, no other such entity. A sep ...

(14 pages) 481 2 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

This essay is to do with accounting scandals, and what accountants are doing to change their image.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTINGAccounting is an information system that identifies, records, and communicates the economi ... ted to the production and distribution of goods and services in an organization. Yet recently, many accounting scandals, questionable bankruptcies, and overall mistrust of financial reporting procedur ... l mistrust of financial reporting procedures have affected the accounting profession as so many new accounting irregularities have taken place. The definition of 'irregularity' in Structural Funds ter ...

(4 pages) 420 3 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting


t must give a true and fair view, disclosure levels introduced, audit requirements established. The accounting profession took on more responsibility. From 1948 because of SCANDALS (Pollypeck) - prese ... aluation rules, extended disclosure = true and fair override.1985 and 1989 companies act changes in accounting practise1) uniform formats2) Publication requirements, what how to be pub ...

(2 pages) 48 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Business management

ons, biases, or emotions of other persons. Independence, as an ethical concept, is prominent in the accounting profession. Indeed, all professionals should be independent in that they should not subor ... nal should give no utilitarian weight to the happiness of the client. Some professionals, including accounting professionals, may succumb to this temptation. However, in the realm of public accounting ...

(19 pages) 147 0 4.5 Apr/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Accounting Code of Ethics

As in any profession, ethics are extremely important, however in accounting they are of particular importance because clients depend and rely upon accountants for th ... he State of Arizona, along with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, governs the accounting profession in Arizona with specific ethics codes, rules, and laws. According to the Arizo ... protect the public's economic welfare by establishing and enforcing standards of qualification and accounting practice of person certified as Certified Public Accountants or Public Accountants and ac ...

(4 pages) 215 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Accounting and Ethical Obligations

ed by people in the entities which they deal through the financial statements which are prepared by accounting profession. This paper will discuss the accounting principles and theories, the creation ... 's society, pitfalls that they may encounter, and consequences they may face should they fall short.Accounting Theories and PrinciplesWhat is accounting? Accounting is a process to identify measure an ...

(6 pages) 268 0 4.3 Aug/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Accounting code of ethics

. The main parts of the Code are: Independence, Integrity and Objectivity in the practice of public accounting, Competence and technical standards, Responsibilities to clients, Responsibilities to col ... nd other responsibilities and Practices.Independence has always been the fundamental concept to the accounting profession. In fact it is the most essential to the practice of all professions. The fina ...

(3 pages) 164 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Generally Accepted Auditing Standards Paper

r, 2005) The Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) have been developed by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), for public companies, and the American Institute of Certified Pu ... ic Accountants (AICPA), for nonpublic companies to guide the practice of auditing within the public accounting profession in the United States. Companies need to be compliant to ensure that their gain ...

(4 pages) 305 1 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Accounting Scandals in the early 2000s

During the early 2000s, the role of accounting and the auditing profession changed and several accounting scandals were uncovered.a.What ... ntrols, they had to attest to their own figures. This resulted in huge doubts being placed upon the accounting profession. Additionally, earnings restatements doubled between 1997 and 2000, and Enron ... osing on market capitalization from audit failures.b.What major changes occurred as a result of the accounting scandals at that time?The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) was created in response to the ...

(1 pages) 69 2 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Code of Ethics

As in any profession, ethics are extremely important; however, in accounting they are of particular importance because clients depend and rely upon accountants for th ... nd unscrupulous accountants cover up their financial impropriety.By sticking to the code of ethics, accounting professionals assume a duty of self-control above and beyond the requirements of laws and ... l be able to stay professional.The Board of Accountancy for the State of South Carolina governs the accounting profession in South Carolina with specific ethics codes, rules, and laws. The board is ma ...

(4 pages) 54 0 1.7 Mar/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


Over the years, the accounting profession evolved without a defined set of guiding principles. Confusion often arose as ... of a number of concept statement, is being developed to provide a set of guiding principles for the accounting profession.Accountants themselves have developed traditional ways of doing things. This i ... ways of doing things. This is reflected in the Accounting Conventions, which are generally accepted accounting principles which have been used for many years. These conventions (or accepted practices) ...

(10 pages) 114 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting


A curious phenomenon happening in the accounting profession is where accountants are now required by law to take classes in ethics on a re ... he persistent problem of the circumstances of auditing. They are of the discipline that the task of accounting is to declare the truth about the financial condition of an enterprise, thus providing th ... luk (2007), believe that ethics courses will reinforce the standards of conduct that is inherent in accounting. Four enduring reasons they believe ethics courses should be taught include (a) auditors ...

(3 pages) 74 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Effects of Technology on the Accounting Process

Technology is constantly increasing and invades every aspect of a person's life. Accounting professions are no exception and even more so are affected by the information systems tha ... are no exception and even more so are affected by the information systems that are used within the accounting field. This paper will describe how information systems are changing the various aspects ... counting profession and include a description of a variety of new technologies and their effects on accounting processes. In addition, this paper will discuss how these technologies have changed the w ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002Introduction2001-2002 was marked by the Arthur Andersen accounting scandal and the collapse of Enron and WorldCom. Corporate reforms were demanded by the go ... ought to address the public concerns through making corporate board members responsible for company accounting statements, it redefines the relationships between corporations and their auditors, and i ... restructured the internal audit systems of public corporations. The SOX has redefined the corporate accounting world since it was implemented by adopting tough new provisions intended to deter and pun ...

(19 pages) 199 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Ethics & Accountant

The Enron Corporation is probably the most serious wake up call for accounting ethics and its legal system. The topic about ethics and the accountant might seem clich&e ... y for people who are going to be accountants to study it because ethics are of utmost importance to accounting professionals and those who rely on their services.The origin of the word Ethics is from ... is one that conforms to accepted professional standards of conduct. For me ethical behavior in the accounting profession means I should not commit fraud. When working in a professional field, having ...

(6 pages) 133 1 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Accounting Code of Ethics

Accounting codes of professional conduct, or codes of ethics, influence the behavior of accountants, ... in conjunction with Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.State's position of accounting work productThe Board of Accountancy has rules on how clients' work product is treated un ... k records, such as bank statements, cancelled checks, paid bills and account receivable statements. Accounting concepts are a foreign language to some lawyers in almost all cases and to almost all law ...

(9 pages) 53 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Accounting Ethics

Simon � PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT �1� Kathleen SimonProfessor JonesApril 27, 2010Accounting EthicsThe purpose of ethics in business is to individuals to abide by a code of conduct t ... nduct that facilitates, if not encourages, public confidence in their products and services. In the accounting field, the AICPA maintains and enforces a code of professional conduct for public account ...

(3 pages) 31 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Corporate Social Responsibility

Consider the above. Discuss the stance and initiatives of the Australian accounting profession on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Include your view ... rd in his Foreword on behalf of IFAC's "International Guidance Document on Environmental Management Accounting" (August 2005) states:-This document is neither a standard with definedrequirements, nor ... s fairly comprehensive and as consistent as possible with other existing, widely used environmental accounting frameworks with which EMA must coexist.The role of the accountant and bodies such as CPA ...

(12 pages) 21 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management


Enron: An American Accounting Scandal�AbstractEnron, a budding company of the 1990's seemed to have everything g ... wn previous earnings, Enron stretched their investments to the limits and then created an elaborate accounting scheme to hide the losses. Specifically, mark to market and special purpose entities beca ... ate their earnings. Eventually Enron's circle game ended with criminal convictions for many and the accounting profession was faced with taking a hard look at where there standards went wrong.Greed"Su ...

(10 pages) 7 0 0.0 Jul/2012

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting