Accounting Ethics, Third Edition

  • 5h 21m
  • Brenda Shay Duska, Kenneth Wm. Kury, Ronald F. Duska
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2018

An accountant’s practice depends on making difficult decisions. To achieve the best results, individual accountants and accounting firms need a clear understanding of the ethical duties and decision-making involved in the four major functions of modern accounting—auditing, management accounting, tax accounting, and consulting—as well as a strong sense of ethical conduct to guide the certification and validation of reliable financial records.

Now in its third edition, Accounting Ethics is a thorough and engaging exploration of the ethical issues that accountants encounter in their professional lives. Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, Accounting Ethics has become an indispensable resource for accounting courses and certification programs worldwide, known for its focus on real-world application, practical advice, reader-friendly guidance, and its insight into the effects of global change on the profession. Together with coverage of the contemporary regulatory environment—including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—this revised edition features expanded pedagogical resources such as new end-of-chapter case studies and discussion questions, and includes the updated AICPA Code of Conduct.

Concise and dependable, Accounting Ethics sustains its reputation as an authoritative resource for practicing accountants, new professionals, students of accounting, and those who are considering the profession.

About the Authors

Ronald F. Duska served as the Charles Lamont Post Chair of Ethics and the Professions at the American College of Financial Services and as the Director of the Center for Ethics in Financial Services until 2011. He is currently chief executive of Duska Business Ethics and Consulting and an adjunct professor of business ethics at Villanova University and St. Joseph's University.

Brenda Shay Duska, MT, CPA, is the owner of Shay Duska & Company LLC and specializes in taxation and financial management for small businesses. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kenneth Wm. Kury, PhD, CPA, is an assistant professor in the Family Business and Entrepreneurship program at Saint Joseph's University.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Accounting Ethics
  • The Nature of Accounting and the Chief Ethical Difficulty—True Disclosure
  • Ethical Behavior in Accounting—What is Ethics?
  • Ethical Behavior in Accounting—Ethical Theory
  • Accounting as a Profession—Characteristics of a Profession
  • Accounting Codes of Conduct
  • The Rules of the Code of Conduct
  • The Auditing Function
  • The Ethics of Managerial Accounting
  • The Ethics of Tax Accounting
  • Ethics Applied to the Accounting Firm