Business Finance
Ethics in Accounting

Question Description

  • Identify situations that might lead to unethical practices and behavior in accounting. Do you think the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has made a difference in the ethical behavior of companies regarding their financial accounting? Why or why not?

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Final Answer

One identifiable situation is when organizations earn more than excepted, yet, unethically will not report their actual earnings. This is were Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance plays its role within the auditing of financial records. Has it made a difference, yes it has as now it is a mandated statue that all organization preform auditing practices based on the SOX content and historical incidents, such as Enron's financial scandl.

HKPJ (6237)
Carnegie Mellon University

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