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6) You are a trainee accountant in your second year of training within a small practice. A more senior trainee has been on sick leave, and you are due to go on study leave. You have been told by your manager that, before you go on leave, you must complete some complicated reconciliation work. The deadline suggested appears unrealistic, given the complexity of the work. You feel that you are not sufficiently experienced to complete the work alone. You would need additional supervision to complete it to the required standard, and your manager appears unable to offer the necessary support. If you try to complete the work within the proposed timeframe but fail to meet the expected quality, you could face repercussions on your return from study leave. You feel slightly intimidated by your manager, and also feel pressure to do what you can for the practice in what are challenging times. Discuss the key ethical issues involved here. Discuss your future course of action along with the justification. (300 words)

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6) You are a trainee accountant in your second year of training within a small practice. A more senior trainee has been on sick leave, and you are due to go on study leave. You have been told by your manager that, before you go on leave, you must complete some complicated reconciliation work. The deadline suggested appears unrealistic, given the complexity of the work. You feel that you are not sufficiently experienced to complete the work alone. You would need additional supervision to complete it to the required standard, and your manager appears unable to offer the necessary support. If you try to complete the work within the proposed timeframe but fail to meet the expected quality, you could face repercussions on your return from study leave. You feel slightly intimidated by your manager, and also feel pressure to do what you can for the practice in what are challenging times.

 

  • Discuss the key ethical issues involved here.

 

 

  • Discuss your future course of action along with the justification.

 

(300 words)

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Why this question

The question is related to GS4 syllabus ( Case studies )

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to discuss in length the key issues involved and what should be done in this regard.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in detail about the key ethical issues involved and what should be done to solve the given dilemma and why so should be done.

Structure of the answer

 

  • Key issues involved.

 

  Simply highlight and briefly describe the key issues involved.  

  1. What should be done.

Chart out a strategy to handle the given situation and justify your stand with proper reasoning.

 

Take the help of the reference attached to the question to form your answer.