Basis of ethical theory

Fictionalize that you are a senior partner at WeiserMazars in New York City

Fictionalize that you are a senior partner at WeiserMazars in New York City and must prepare a presentation for a group of recruits who aspire to become auditors with your firm.

Assume that the presentation and the speaker notes will be reviewed by the firm’s communication department and therefore should be presentation and approval ready.

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide presentation following best practices for ground presentation of Powerpoints that includes detailed speaker notes discussing each slide and does the following:

  • Explain ethics, ethical theory, and the basis of ethical theory.
  • Explain the primary ethical issues and challenges in accounting and auditing as evidenced from the literature and create examples of how these come into play on the job.
  • Differentiate the ethical theories of egoism, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, the categorical imperative, and virtue ethics as they relate to the aspiring auditors seeking to join the firm.

Cite your research from the text, at least one industry publication, and any professional or regulatory guidance.

Professional or regulatory guidance should come directly from the appropriate site and not from the textbook. Your assigned firm’s presence through mission and value statements and other site-based publications is essential.

Additionally note that a high-level CPA firm presentation will not rely primarily on a college textbook. Robust evergreen professional resources would fit some situations more effectively and thereby earn a higher recognition at the firm and grade here. When using the textbook content, be sure to explain why and do so only as needed for context.

Embodies the principles, vision, and mission statements of the assigned Accounting firm.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines which should be extended to a PowerPoint presentation. APA standards are in effect for Master’s Level Two as supported within the CWE. Follow Instructor’s policies for consistent citation and referencing of resources.

Copy the exact final speaker notes to a Word Document file and submit to Turnitin. Make necessary corrections after running the report.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. The assignment files are: PPT, Speaker Notes, Turnitin Report.

ETH557 Week 1 Presentation