Ethics and Workplace Skills
1. ACAF Method, as a problem-solving process developed by CPA Canada.
2. Effective written communication for accounting professionals.
3. Ethics fundamentals relevant to professional accountants: meaning; ethics in action; current trends; the ethics of fair play.
4. Professional ethical responsibilities-Part I: meaning; ethical issues in accounting and finance.
5. Professional ethical responsibilities-Part II: moral approach to management in accounting; diversity and non-discrimination.
6. Accounting and accountability; environment, health, ethics and the triple bottom line measures.
Lectures and group discussions.
Assignments &/or Tests
Case analysis & Presentation(s)
To pass this course, students must obtain a minimum of 50% of on invigilated assessments, with the 50% calculated on a weighted average basis.
Invigilated assessments include, in-class quizzes, in-class tests, midterm exam(s) and the final exam.
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- Apply the CPA developed ACAF Method to analyze a case.
- Apply the principles of effective written communication to documents relevant to accounting professionals.
- Analyze various ethical dilemmas accounting professionals are facing.
- Demonstrate understanding of the ethical issues significant to accounting and finance professionals.
- Analyze the core ethical principles applicable to accounting professionals in Canada, common threats to independence, and ethical standards in international transactions.
- Explain the meaning of accountability and the importance of triple bottom line.
Text: Business ethics - A managerial approach, A. C. Wicks, R.E. Freeman, P.H. Werhane, K.E. Martin; Pearson
A significant number of readings are linked to outside resources. The texbook is integrated in the readings and the reference materials are provided by CPA-Canada with their permission.
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
- No corequisite courses
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for ACCT 4580|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU ACCT 2XX (3)|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN BADM 1XX (3)|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR ACCT 3XX (3)|
|Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC)||No credit|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW ACCT 4XX (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC COMM 3XX (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BUS 1XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC COM 2XX (1.5)|
|Vancouver Community College (VCC)||VCC HOSP 2810 (3)|