Friday, November 16, 2007

What to do With Ethical Questions

If you stay in finance and accounting long enough, someone is going to ask you to fudge something. What should you do? First, clarify the situation, then refuse to act unethically and seek input from outside sources and people further up the chain of command.

"It's very important at the moment you're asked to do something unethical that you voice your concerns," says Kathleen Downs, division director for Robert Half International in Orlando. "You have to explain why you're uncomfortable and how you feel about it, so you can gauge whether you perhaps misunderstood what you were asked to do."

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