FIRST GRADER essay writing company is the ideal place for homework help. If you are looking for affordable, custom-written, high-quality and non-plagiarized papers, your student life just became easier with us. Click the button below to place your order.
Order a Similar Paper Order a Different Paper
Discussion Topic 1: Ethics
Read Ethics Case CT13.8 and address the following questions:
- Who are the stakeholders in this situation?
- Was there anything unethical about the president’s actions? Was there anything unethical about the controller’s actions?
- Are the board members or anyone else likely to discover the misclassification?
Just do response each posted # 1 to 3 down below only
- In this scenario like most of the others we’ve had the stakeholders
are those directly involved with the company. This scenario like the
last one are those invested with the company and the employees.
- With this scenario it was very unethical for the president to
convince the controller to cook the numbers. Doing so was unethical by
both parties as this is not the correct action to take. Granted
stakeholders don’t want to see a loss at any point, it is acceptable to
see a company not do well one year and bounce back another. The
controller should have said that there was a way instead of telling his
boss that it was taken care of, and that even though there was a way
advise against it.
- Yes. This adjustment is something an auditor could discover easily
but for stakeholders there is the chance they overlook it or don’t
realize what they are looking at especially if it was readjusted to show
the numbers being positive for the company. People do quick glances at
Good morning classmates,
- The stakeholders are everyone that the business affects. This includes
the ten stockholders who are used to receiving their yearly dividend,
and all of the employees. It also includes the companies that produce
the parts that Wesley Corp. sell through wholesaling, as well as the
customers who rely on Wesley Corp. to ship parts on a timely fashion so
their business can operate.
- As we have seen during multiple scenarios involving unethical behavior,
when cash bonuses or dividends are linked to financial performance, the
risk of unethical behavior increases. Samuel Gunkle is concerned about
one thing, retaining his position as president and CEO. He is fully
aware that if the stockholders do not receive their dividends, he may be
out of a job and he will do what is necessary to retain that job. The
scenario fully proves that this is the only thing he worries about, as
when the controller came back with adjusted financial statements, the
president was not concerned why they were changed, only that they were
changed so that their net cash flows exceeded $ 1 million dollars
(Weygandt, Kimmel, & Kieso, 2018). The president is operating in
the best interest of himself, not the business and the stakeholders as
a proper analysis of the financial data is performed the
misclassification may be discovered. The board members may not look
into the statements thoroughly enough to find the misclassification,
however the auditing accountants that will perform their yearly audit
should. When the auditing team locates the miscalculation, they will
report it to the president. If they feel that he will not handle the
matter appropriately, the auditing team is then charged to take the
matter to the next level of management, which will be the board
members. When this is then brought to their attention, they should
realize that the president had a hand it this issue and act accordingly.
Hello Instructor and Class
Who are the stakeholders in this situation?
The stakeholder will be the equity stockholders, board of directors, and employees.
Was there anything unethical about the president’s actions? Was there anything unethical about the controller’s actions?
Samuel, the president, request for the controller to do modifications
on the accounts for the income to be higher than initially stated. That
would be why it was unethical because his actions are no longer
Are the board members or anyone else likely to discover the misclassification?
The auditors, internal, and external could discover the misclassification —
also board members or anyone that finds the misclassification.