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KPMG Compromises Integrity by “Stealing” PCAOB Inspection Information

KPMG-PCAOB Scandal Raises Questions About Oversight of the Accounting Profession In an unprecedented event, on January 22, 2018 it was announced that a former Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) staffer, Brian Sweet, who was hired by KPMG in 2015, leaked confidential information about PCAOB's plans to audit the company.... Read more →


Follow Ethics Sage on bepress

Published Research Papers by Steven Mintz You can now follow my academic published papers on bepress. These include articles on the philosophy of ethics, ethics in business, ethics in accounting and higher education ethics. Read more →


Can Ethics Be Legislated in Accounting?

What does the "Public Interest" in Accounting Mean? The following blog was first posted by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association in its newsletter on October 14, 2017. Government regulations, whistleblower protections, GAAP reporting standards, and internal control requirements are meaningless and not worth the paper they... Read more →


Ethics Sage Recognized for Workplace Ethics Advice

ASL Group UK recognized my writings under the screen name, Ethics Sage, as one of its top 17 business efficiency organizations that deal with workplace issues. Visit my workplace ethics advice blog to see the advice I have provided and link to my website to find out more about my... Read more →


The Ethics of Posting Financial Results on Social Media

SEC May Not Be Protecting the Public Interest A recent Conference Board study examines the use of social media by S&P 1500 Index companies to disseminate financial information and the response from investors and traditional media. The findings show that companies use social media to overcome a perceived lack of... Read more →


Ethics Education Podcast with CPA Australia

Challenges of Teaching Ethics to Accounting Students I was recently interviewed by CPA Australia on my views as they pertain to the challenges of teaching ethics to accounting students. I address a variety of points including what it means to be an accounting professional and how we can, as educators,... Read more →


Accounting Ethics Textbook Teaches Ethical Decision Making and Values-based Action

Ethics Sage Publishes 4th Edition of Accounting Ethics Textbook Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text and Cases was written to guide students through the minefields of ethical conflict in meeting their responsibilities under the accounting professions' codes of conduct. The book is devoted to helping students cultivate the... Read more →


State of Business Ethics in Society

Recovering an Ethical Balance in Business During this election cycle we've heard a lot from Bernie Sanders about the moral failures of large corporations especially in the banking industry. Who could argue this point given the financial disaster that ushered in the financial recession just a few years ago. Greed,... Read more →


Earnings Management in Financial Institutions

JP Morgan Reserves to Cover $124 million losses Are we returning to the days of widespread earnings management by financial institutions and corporate America similar to the late 1990s and early 2000s? Is it possible that accounting standards are fueling the current problem? Can reliable estimates of potential losses on... Read more →