ETHICS VS. EXPENSES
Ethics vs. Expenses
We were given the following:
John, Chemical Engineer
Kirk, Assistant Controller
Kirk is a bright individual who is being groomed for the Controller’s position in a medium-sized
After his first year as Assistant Controller, the officers of the firm were starting to
include him in major company functions.
For instance, today he was attending the monthly financial
statement summary given at a prestigious consulting firm.
During the meeting, Kirk was intrigued at how
all the financial data he had been accumulating was transformed by the consultant into revealing charts and
Kirk was generally optimistic about the session and the company’s future until the consultant
started talking about the new manufacturing plant the company was adding to the current location and the
costs per unit of the chemically plated products it produced.
At that time, Bob (the President) and John (the