• 29 minutes

Overview of Financial Statement Audits - Accounting Professional


Review the accounting auditors role and why their ethics are being questioned.

The accountancy profession comprises individuals, firms and accountancy bodies. It provides information on financial position and profitability of operations. The accounting professional does a lot more than that but as it relates to the scandals that have been seen over the past two decades the most scrutiny has been on the audit side. In the previous decade, the actions of corrupt individuals related to companies such as Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, etc. exposed major issues within the accounting profession to where the accounting professions credibility was questioned by regulators/legislators/investors and shareholders. This video reviews recent accounting scandals and ethical issues in accounting.

Runtime: 28 minutes



Michael J. Stevenson, CPA, CFE, CFF, ABV

Michael J. Stevenson, CPA, CFE, CFF, ABV

Blue & Co., LLC

  • Head of Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting at Blue & Co., LLC
  • Concentrates time performing litigation advisory services, forensic accounting, and expert witness testimony for matters related to business valuations, damages, lost profits, contract disputes, marital dissolution, quality of earnings analysis, and related matters
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, and Accredited in Business Valuation, with over 30 years of experience and responsibilities in financial and corporate management, primarily in the retail industry
  • Has experience in many industries including, but not limited to, retail, food service, distribution, financial services, construction, health care, manufacturing, franchises, insurance, transportation, and e-commerce
  • Licenses, memberships, and leadership positions in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and National Kidney Foundation Board of Directors – Regional President, National Board Member
  • Master’s degree in accounting, The Ohio State University; B.S.B.A. degree with a concentration in finance, The Ohio State University

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