A Lesson in Business Ethics for Financial Managers


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A Lesson in Business Ethics for Financial Managers
The article titled: Corporate Conflicts of Interest by Demski (2003) provides an accurate overview of corporate wrongdoing by ignoring sound practices of internal controls to protect conflicts of interest. Demski paints a broad picture of how modern day corporations with a plethora of financial tools to safeguard the corporation have gone array. Companies hire external auditors for the sake of accountability and financial responsibility to ensure that corporate executives are indeed safeguarding the assets and profits of their organizations. Yet, we find executive officers, including their auditors and board members are very similar to pirates raiding cargo ships.Demski (2003)...
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.....transparency within the organization.
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