By Ronald Duska, Brenda Shay Duska, Julie Anne Ragatz
This new version of Accounting Ethics has been comprehensively up to date to house the numerous alterations in the accounting career due to the fact 2002; the authors systematically discover the recent diversity of moral matters that experience arisen because of fresh advancements, together with the monetary hindrance of 2008.
- Highlights the debates over using fair-value accounting and rules- as opposed to rules-based standards
- Offers a finished review of ethics in accounting, in addition to an exam of and suggestions for fixing the present hindrance during this field
- Investigates the character and goal of accounting
- Uses concrete examples and case reviews, together with present situations
- Examines the moral obligations of person accountants in addition to accounting firms
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Accounting Ethics by Ronald Duska, Brenda Shay Duska, Julie Anne Ragatz