ACCT 525 Week 4 Assignment Solution
Read “It’s Time for Principles-Based Accounting Ethics” which can be accessed through the DeVry online library. In 3-4 pages (12-pt type, double-spaced) answer the following questions:
- Do you agree with the authors that a code of ethics should do more than establish minimum acceptable standards? Why or why not?
- Describe the five cardinal virtues of professional accountants that the article’s authors discuss.
- We’ve talked about rules-based versus principles-based accounting standards. Should we have rules-based ethics standards? Why or why not? Should they tell you exactly what to do in specific ethical situations?
- Compare and contrast the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct and the IFAC Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.