© D.L. Crumbley
Camico August 2003 Survey
62% of the prospective jurors agreed that a professional accounting firm would “look the other way” if a client violated the law in order to maintain the client relationship.
57% of prospective jurors agreed with the statement “Accountants often manipulate their numbers and opinions to say what their clients want them to say.” 17% were neutral and 26% disagreed.
74% of prospective jurors agreed that an auditor “should easily detect fraud.”10% were neutral and 16% disagreed.
Who is responsible for the legal and/or ethical problems facing corporate America?
CEO, 70% Board of Directors, 55%
Senior Executives, 68% Inside Accountants, 53%
CFO, 62% External Accountants, 42%
Inside lawyer, 58%