KPMG Sanctioned by the SEC for “Stealing the Exam”

Actions Constitute an Act Discreditable to the Profession On May 18, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced settled charges against three former KPMG LLP audit partners for improperly sharing answers to internal training exams. The exams were administered to determine whether its audit professionals understood certain accounting and... Read more →


7 Mistakes That Ruin Remote Work

Advice For Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic The following blog was written by Molly Crockett. You can learn more about her at the end of the blog. In reading her words, it occurred to me her advice is applicable to doing work remotely while we are away from our offices during... Read more →


Should We Buy Into the Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation? CSR and Serving Society’s Interest in Question This is an extension of a blog I wrote earlier this year based on the Business Roundtable Statement of the Purpose of a Corporation. The statement is really a... Read more →


AI in the Workplace: Ethical and Responsible Use

Making AI Systems Accountable The question of whether artificial intelligence can be used in an ethical, responsible manner has been discussed a lot lately especially in regard to workplace ethics. AI should be used to make our lives easier but it should do so in a responsible, ethical manner. A... Read more →


Why Good People Do Bad Things in the Workplace

Being Good By Doing Good Good people strive to do the right thing. They recognize that their actions have consequences. They are aware of the rights of others and act in ways that are consistent with the way they would like to be treated. This is the essence of The... Read more →


Accounting for Coronavirus Risk

Global Reporting Guidelines I’ve been communicating with Michael Kraten, a friend of mind and fellow blogger, about accounting issues surrounding the coronavirus. We agree that companies hard hit by the shutdown should disclose a contingent liability that estimates possible losses as a result of the shutdown. This may be easier... Read more →


Building a Sustainable World After COVID-19

Promoting the Common Good We need to start thinking about the role of business in a more ethical society as we come out of the coronavirus outbreak. How will they better the world we all live in? Issues related to corporate social responsibility have come into full view during the... Read more →


Boeing Should Not Get Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

Boeing 737 Max Ethical Violations The $ 2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress includes funds for Boeing Corporation. The company had lobbied Congress for at least $60 billion for itself and a large supplier network to cushion against the effects of the pandemic. Boeing is concerned about canceled orders... Read more →


What is Cyber Culture in the Workplace?

The Ethics of Operating in Cyber Space Culture, in any form, is the way things get done. Underlying the culture is a set of values and goals that define the personality of an organization and the link between members of the organization. A company’s organizational culture broadly influences employees and... Read more →


Management’s Role in Developing an Ethical Culture

Tone at the Top Defines Ethical Culture What would you do if you discovered that a superior was engaged in inappropriate conduct? Beyond matters that deal with sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination that should be reported to the Human Resources Department, employees sometimes uncover fraudulent financial practices and... Read more →