Why an Accountant Should Never Break the Law at a Client’s Behest ABSTRACT This is an essay about why an accountant should never break the law at a client’s behest. The content of this essay is an ethical argument with primary and secondary source material supporting it. The main discovered points are that accountants must remain honest at all times in order to be honest citizens and individuals, and that this is critical to an accountant’s professional reputation and for everyone connected to the accountant. This does not just apply to the accountant’s reputation with clients, but with friends and family as well, because they are all completely connected. An accountant who breaks the law sullies everything he or she touches. Furthermore,...The end:
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