TACC615 Capstone T2 2020 Individual assignment

Write an academic essay addressing the following question:


To what extent was the accounting scandal at Harris Scarfe the result of a breach of trust by the accountants involved, and to what extent the result of poor corporate governance?


In your essay address the following:


  1. The key facts of the Harris Scarfe accounting scandal, and the accounting issues involved.
  2. The principles of ethical behaviour listed in APES 110 that were breached by the accountants at Harris Scarfe.
  3. The impact of the scandal on the shareholders and other stakeholders Harris Scarfe.



Refer to the Rubric on the next page for the mark allocation.  You are expected to refer to at least 4 references in your essay.

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