Ethics and fraud in business case collection available for reference.

A collection of stimulating case studies and commentaries on ethics and fraud has been published by the Business and Industry team to help improve members' awareness, competence and confidence in dealing with difficult and possibly illegal accounting and business decisions. Written in the style of case studies published in Harvard Business Review, the collection has been added to the AICPA's Antifraud and Corporate Responsibility Center at www.aicpa.org/antifraud.

Cases illustrate managerial ethical dilemmas, including instances when the CPA stood up to management on unethical or illegal accounting practices. The corresponding commentaries offer alternatives on how to face unfamiliar situations, and expose potential dangers in the situation's resolution. Commentaries were prepared by experts on business ethics issues, including attorneys, professors and business executives.

The case studies aim to enable members to sharpen their professional judgment and make more appropriate business decisions. Funding for the project was provided by the AICPA and the AICPA Foundation.

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