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Ethics Article Review. Using the Electronic Reserve Readings (ERR) for FIN/324, the Internet, or other resources locate an article discussing ethics in accounting and financial decision making. Prepare a review of your selected article.

Address the following items in your review:

a. Briefly summarize the article.
b. Relate the article to the assigned readings for this week.
c. Discuss how the concepts of the article relate and/or apply to your current or former organization.
d. Make recommendations for improvement for your organization based on the article.
e. Explain the importance of ethics in accounting and financial decision making. Be sure to include a description of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on accounting and financial decision making.

Be sure to format your paper according to APA standards.

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Ethics Article Review. Using the Electronic Reserve Readings (ERR) for FIN/324, the Internet, or other resources locate an article discussing ethics in accounting and financial decision making. Prepare a review of your selected article. Address the following items in your review:

Tomberlin. M (2010) "Bible Belt may squeeze reports of accounting fraud, study says" NewsOK. Retrieved on July 10, 2010 from: http://newsok.com/religion-linked-to-lower-corporate-fraud/article/3474766

a. Briefly summarize the article.

The article reports that companies in the so called Bible Belt or counties with high levels of churchgoing are less likely to be sued for accounting fraud or to practice aggressive financial reporting. The author feels that religion is a self-regulating mechanism and the study concludes that a firm headquartered in a 'religious' country will be sued for wrongful accounting. In those states where respondents indicated that religion was important in their daily lives approached accounting in a less aggressive manner. On the other hand the study found that firms in counties with high levels of religiosity scored lower on measures of corporate social ...

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