Situate yourself as a CPA and consider the following:

Review case 3.2 Amgen Corporation

Respond to the following:

Situate yourself as a CPA in your assigned Accounting firm. Amgen is now being considered for a client relationship. Your assigned Accounting firm seeks a solid review of the events and especially what happened to O’Brien.

Identify the areas where the allegations by Shawn O’Brien and the alleged retaliation seem to contradict the principles and practices embodied in the code. Support with appropriate resources a discussion of the merits, rewards, detriments, and moral hazard of whistleblowing as it relates specifically to this case and in general. Describe how your assigned Accounting firm’s corporate code would discourage these types of events and how the assigned Accounting firm handles and promotes whistleblowing.

Analytical Requirements: Introduce the situation. Define or situate on the theme from the textbook (cite and reference). Step through the elements using facts, logical reasoning, and appropriate responses as a CPA and member of the AICPA. Conclude on the theme.

Scope: Your original response should be 350-500 words in length and meet the APA and writing standards as shown in the CWE for Masters Level II. Follow up responses should be 150 words in length (graded under participation).

Professional references (no third party): Required: Content from the textbook, AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, a professional Accountancy journal from the United States of America, Accounting technical guidance for any factual assertions. Recommended: Peer reviewed ethical websites (not professor in courses websites), Journal of Business Ethics, and related literature.

For assigned Accounting firm questions, specifically used and linked resources from the firm’s website.

Post in a new thread your response in the discussion area by Saturday (recommended). Not as a file: post directly. Post the file to the assignment tab. Follow up throughout the week.

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