A Surprising Number of Accountants Think Accountants Are Incredibly Corrupt

A recent survey of 1,696 global accountants from CareersInAudit.com found that accountant don't think too highly of other accountants:

[I]t would appear that the accountancy profession is still not squeaky clean with all its working practices. 20% of respondents believe between 10–20% of those in the profession have helped their clients create a set of accounts that are deliberately misleading. A further 10% believe more than a quarter of the profession have been acting unethically and 5% believe half of the profession are not acting with integrity over client accounts.

So, at best, 1 in 5 accountants believe that 10%-20% of accountants are helping their client keep intentionally sketchy books. And, at worst, 1 in 20 accountants think that 50% of accountants lack integrity. Is it possible that even more of you don't give a fuck than we previously thought?

[CIA via Accountancy Age]

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