ACC-667: Benchmark – Ethics Case Study
For this assignment, you are to select an article from a peer-reviewed journal (such as the Journal of Accountancy) that discusses one instance of occupational fraud. The best place to locate peer-reviewed articles is through the GCU Library. Refer to “Writing Case Studies” to help you prepare your response for the case study.
The paper is to be focused on one instance of occupational fraud ACC-667: Benchmark – Ethics Case Study.
Based on the article, compose a case study (1,500-1,800 words) detailing the following:
The facts of the article (key details).
The individuals involved.
What went wrong with the organization’s system of internal controls that allowed this fraud to happen? What ethical dilemmas were involved?
How was the issue discovered? Explain.
What internal controls might have prevented or detected the fraud had they been in place? Remember to support with relevant resources.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:
4.1: Demonstrate an understanding of the general business environment and business concepts including knowledge of corporate governance.
Writing Case Studies:
A Guide to ACC-667 Written Assignments
Documentation of Sources
This is a resource to help you prepare responses to the case study assignment. Case Study assignments are not simply a review of the article but required outside resources to support your conclusions.
The assignment includes five components:
1.A summary of the facts of the article. This would be similar to a book report where you provide the details in the article in summary format. Be sure to properly cite your sources.
2.Discussion of the individuals involved.
3.A discussion about what went wrong.
4.How the issues were discovered ACC-667: Benchmark – Ethics Case Study.
5.Recommendations for the internal controls that may have prevented or detected the fraud had they been in place.
For the last item, you must use outside resources to support your recommendations or support for how internal controls would have detected the fraud. You will need to utilize the GCU library to find sources to support your recommendations and evidence your understanding of the application to the case.
Before you start writing:
- Read the article and take notes, highlight facts, and determine key issues
- Focus on the fraud, how did it happen, who was involved, what controls were already in place
- Research using the library to find relevant articles based on internal controls that may apply to your facts and circumstances or similar articles
The Topic 4 assignment is an investigation and is similar in approach to the Topic 1 case study. You will need to locate external resources to support your points and recommendations ACC-667: Benchmark – Ethics Case Study.