Flexible Scheduling in Public Accounting

Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 145-158, 1997

14 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2008 Last revised: 28 Dec 2010

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Jeffrey R. Cohen

Boston College - Department of Accounting


Recently, many major public accounting firms have implemented flexible scheduling programs in order to improve their retention and promotion of female professionals. This case, which is based on interviews with Human Resources and Auditing personnel at a major firm, provides students with the opportunity to examine the costs and benefits of such a program. It highlights the importance of judgment, ethics and decision-making skills in situations where the financial impact is difficult to measure, and complements more traditional cases in the "special decisions" sections of the cost and managerial accounting courses.

Keywords: Flexible Scheduling, Public Accounting, Case Material

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Jeffrey R., Flexible Scheduling in Public Accounting. Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 145-158, 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1099317

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