Ethics in Accounting Comparison Essay by Statgirl

Ethics in Accounting
Looks at the ethical considerations in managerial and financial accounting.
# 111846 | 835 words | 3 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 01, 2009 in Accounting (Financial) , Accounting (Managerial) , Law (Business) , Ethics (General)

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This paper explains that due to their high degree of influence, accounting professionals must adhere to a strict code of ethics. The paper then compares the fields of managerial and financial accounting. The paper also reviews the code of ethics established by the Institute of Managerial Accounting, which defines accounting ethics in terms of competence, confidentiality, integrity and objectivity, and the 2003 Sarbanes-Oxley law.

From the Paper:

"In contrast, the primary audience of managerial accountants is internal managers and decision makers. The viewpoint is forward-looking. Financial reports may differ wildly in terms of content and format, based on purpose. Managerial accountant may report on wide-ranging subjects such as costing, performance measures, opportunity costs and the like. As the audience has access to internal accounting information, the outputs of managerial accountants may include a great deal of non-financial information. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barlas, S., King, A.M., Randall, R., Williams, K. (2006). Professional Accountant in Business Are Valuable. Strategic Finance. (87)(7)23-23.
  • Bialik C. (2005). How much is it Really Costing to Comply with does Sarbanes-Oxley? Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2005.
  • Gunasekaran, A., Gupta, K.M. (2005). Costing in a New Enterprise Environment. Managerial Auditing Journal. (20)(4)337-353.

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