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Utilitarians who justify an action by citing its good consequences are accused of missing an important part of ethics — that some actions are wrong in principle, no matter what the consequences. Sometimes people simply make a mistake or inadvertently misspeak. Those who condemn the action believe that no etnics what the consequences, the action was immoral and unjust because it involved taking innocent lives. Refresh and try again.

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It is important to note that lying is not synonymous ethice saying something false. A spider spins webs. Let us look at a classic dilemma to see how ethical theories are involved in its solution.

Although the action itself of taking cocaine may not involve unfairness or injustice, it can lead to unfair or unjust actions, such as not fulfilling your commitments or ignoring your responsibilities. For example, according to some people or groups, assisted aaccounting is ethically acceptable. According to Kant, if you are acting merely from inclination or desire, you are not acting morally at all.


This can be represented as follows A: What characterizes a good reason is based on precepts of common moral- ity that we learned growing up: For example, should the financial picture developed for the IRS show less in assets and earnings than the picture developed for a prospective financier?

Thus, if someone falsifies an expense account, we agree that what the person did was wrong because it constitutes lying or stealing. The extent of the importance of the information to the user increases the ethical factors governing the development and disbursement of that information.

Accounting Ethics by Ronald F. Duska

For example, I want the piece of cake, but it is accountkng good for me because I need to lose weight. Amanda Mahoney added it Jan 11, The SEC provides the following guidance for the code: The s were a time of intense competition among accounting firms, a major change from previous decades. That po- tential is to achieve a determinate end or goal or purpose. Recent Scandals that Provoked More Regulation.

Accounting Ethics, 2nd Edition

Because it is the invention of human beings and, consequently, the result of human conventions, it will be helpful to review how accounting has evolved. What can be said of this psychological egoism?

As the economy became more complex and regulated, the number of those who needed the information — the number of users of economic statements — increased. A thing should fulfill its potential — should be, so to speak, all that it can be.


To conclude then, an ethical theory espouses a principle that provides the overriding justifying reason to wccounting any course of action.

Doing something to make yourself happy is acceptable unless doing so makes someone else miserable. For working both sides of the street, Andersen was rewarded richly.

Accounting Ethics

To bring in more profits. Bryan Chuchta rated it liked it Apr 04, duskx To justify your action by saying that it will help you is to justify it egoistically. We will enumerate them here and discuss some of them more fully in later chapters: Request permission to reuse content from this title.

It will only alert them to situations in which your interests conflict with theirs, and that is certainly not in your self-interest. The role of the auditor is not to determine whether the formulas are justifiable. In a conflict of rights, utilitarians insist that the only consid- eration is the consequences of the action.