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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 →


Ethics Sage one of 30 Best CSR Blogs

30 Exceptional CSR Blogs Published by Market Inspector 30. September 2015 Ethics Sage is published by Dr. Steven M. Mintz, who holds a PhD and is a professor of accounting specializing in ethics. He likes to share his valuable knowledge by giving presentations to professional and academic groups that would... Read more →


Ethics Sage Receives Accounting Exemplar Award

Cal Poly Professor Receives Accounting Exemplar Award The American Accounting Association recently honored Cal Poly Professor Steven Mintz with the Accounting Exemplar Award in the public interest section. The award is given annually to accounting educators and practitioners who have made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting. With... Read more →


Can Commercialism and Professionalism Co-Exist in the Accounting Profession?

Conflicts of Interest between Non-audit and Audit Services threatens Independence What we see today in the accounting profession is troubling. Increased commercial activities threatens the independence cornerstone of the profession that underlies its public interest obligation. Audit firms are pushing the envelope in their involvement with non-audit services that makes... Read more →


Has the Sarbanes-Oxley Act let to a Reduction in Financial Statement Restatements?

Ethics not Compliance Motivates Accurate and Reliable Financial Reporting One goal of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is to reduce the number of restatements of corporate financial reports, especially those that result from materially misleading financial statements. The question is, some five years later, whether the Act has accomplished its goals. Recent... Read more →