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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
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Short Answer

Identifying ethical standards

The Institute of Management Accountants’ Statement of Ethical Professional Practice requires managerial accountants to meet standards regarding competence, confidentiality, integrity, and credibility. Consider the following situations. Which standard(s) is(are) violated in each situation?

b. You see others take home office supplies for personal use. As an intern, you do the same thing, assuming that this is a “perk.”

The ethical standard violated, in this case, is integrity.

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Definition of a perk

The perks are defined as an advantage or something extra in the form of money or some goods.

Identification of violated ethical standards

The correct option is integrity standards.

In this case, if the intern takes home office supplies for personal use, which means that the employee is stealing from the employer of the business.

Stealing from the employer is a violation of integrity standards.

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“Don’t worry about beginning inventory numbers,” responds Stephen, “we’ll get them from last year’s annual report. We need first-quarter cost data.”

“I was working on the first-quarter results just before the storm hit,” Paul says. “Look, my report is still in my desk drawer. All I can make out is that for the first quarter, direct material purchases were $476,000 and direct labor, manufacturing overhead, and total manufacturing costs to account for were $505,000, $245,000, and $1,425,000, respectively. Wait! Cost of goods available for sale was $1,340,000.”

“Great,” says Stephen. “I remember that sales for the period were approximately $1,700,000. Given our gross profit of 30%, that’s all you should need.”

Paul is not sure about that but decides to see what he can do with this information. The beginning inventory numbers were:

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