Faith and ethical decision making in the workplace

 

GCU’s Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work states, “We recognize and embrace the potential of human work for furthering the greater good and strive to further the good of the culture and the society.” Consider how you might approach the following scenario in a manner that is in accord with the spirit of GCU’s perspective of the integration of faith in one’s workplace.

Scenario:

Tones Company purchased a warehouse in a downtown district where land values are rapidly increasing. Gerald Carter, controller, and Wilma Ankara, financial vice president, are trying to allocate the cost of the purchase between the land and the building. Noting that depreciation can be taken only on the building, Carter favors placing a very high proportion of the cost on the warehouse itself, thus reducing taxable income and income taxes. Ankara, his supervisor, argues that the allocation should recognize the increasing value of the land, regardless of the depreciation potential of the warehouse. Besides, she says, net income is negatively impacted by additional depreciation and will cause the company’s stock price to go down. (Based on Concepts for Analysis 10-6 from Intermediate Accounting.)

Write a paper (500‐750 words) that addresses the following:

  1. Recommendation of an ethical decision in the scenario.
  2. Explanation of how the ethical decision supports the good of the culture and the society.
  3. Implications of applying a Christian worldview within the accounting workplace, in general.

The paper may be written in the first person and must be grammatically correct. At least two external sources should be cited.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is not required. 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turninit. 

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