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| Syllabus ACC/260 Version 3 Accounting Ethics: Keeping It Clean |
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Course Description

Businesses’ accounting practices are under heightened scrutiny following corporate scandals in recent years. Accountants have a legal and ethical responsibility to follow the law and standard accounting practices as they document their companies’ finances. The course is an introductory level course in ethics, focusing on the types of situations that pose ethical problems in business. An attempt will be made to help the student develop an ethical framework which will allow the student to address ethical issues in the business world. Current trends in accounting ethics, including Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and the ethical requirements for certified public accountants, are emphasized.


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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Brooks, L. J. (2007). Business & professional ethics for directors, executives, & accountants (4th ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson Southwestern.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Supplemental Resources

Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook, available online at

Week One: Ethics in the Accounting Profession |
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