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QUESTION

Please read the case study and answer the questions that follow. Case study: Public Practice—Nobody Follows the Rule: https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-accounting-ethics/resources/ethics-teaching-cases/public-practice-nobody-follows-rule

Every accounting firm has its approach to ethical situations with clients and employees. Dave Gordon, FCA, Senior Partner, is to advise the incumbent auditor on the financial situation at a client. He has been noticing that many of the other partners in his firm are not following the rules with respect to transitioning to a new client.

Evaluate the case study to access the ethical reasoning using Kohlberg’s stages of moral development from Dave Gordon’s point of view.

Include in your evaluation:

  1. What should Dave suggest to his fellow partners in the firm and why?
  2. How can Dave make a decision using Kohlberg’s stages of moral development?
  3. Could Dave see the moral justification of others in their decision to alter or not follow the rules?
  4. Can Dave justify the loss of business as a right decision in view of firm goals?

Requirements:

  • Your written paper should be 4 in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include., APA FORMAT!!!
  • Use terms, evidence, and concepts from class readings, including professional business language.
  • You need to cite at least three sources for this assignment, outside of the textbook.

 

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