Accountants and Auditors as Servant Leaders

Proceedings of the 2007 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, March 2007

10 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2014

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Frimette Kass

Brooklyn College; Journal of the CPA Practitioner

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: March 28, 2007

Abstract

Accountants and auditors are no longer number crunchers that are primarily concerned with examining historical data. They are being used by most firms to provide advice and as such are often the power behind the throne. As advisors, they need to understand that they play an important role in how a firm is run. The authors feel that accountants and auditors should be at the forefront of those trying to inculcate values into a company. One way to do this requires that they see their role as that of a servant leader. As servant leaders, they will understand that for firms to thrive they must be run in a manner in which caring about employees, customers, and the community are core values of the firm.

Keywords: Auditors, servant leaders, accounting ethics, executive compensation

JEL Classification: A22, A23, D81, G18, G21, I20, L20, L21, M14, M19, M31, Q20, Q38

Suggested Citation

Kass, Frimette and Friedman, Hershey H., Accountants and Auditors as Servant Leaders (March 28, 2007). Proceedings of the 2007 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, March 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423138

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