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Accounting: Accounting Ethics

A resource for the Leventhal School of Accounting

Professional Guidelines

"These Principles of the Code of Professional Conduct of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts express the profession's recognition of its responsibilities to the public, to clients, and to colleagues. They guide members in the performance of the professional responsibilities and express the basic tenets of ethical and professional conduct. The Principles call for an unswerving commitment to honorable behavior, even at the sacrifice of personal advantage."  [Section 0.300.010: Preamble .02 (2017)]

This guide offers resources to support ACCT 430 and ACCT 462


Search these accounting publications for "ethics", "code of conduct", "professional standards" or similar terms to find articles.

Web links to these titles are enabled through the USC network; you must be USC-affiliated to connect.

Hard copies of some of these journals can be found in the periodicals section of the Accounting Library.

Books in USC Libraries

Effective Practices / Forensic Accounting