Angus Fortune, an ACCA qualified accountant, is a director of a medium-sized consultancy c

Angus Fortune, an ACCA qualified accountant, is a director of a medium-sized consultancy company and he heads up the business advisory division. Angus qualified 15 years ago and has worked for his current employer for nearly eight years, where he is viewed by his colleagues as a knowledgeable and experienced professional. His reputation for always offering good quality advice to clients, together with his work ethic and loyalty, earned him promotion to the board last year.

In recent discussions with Peter Wise, the managing director, it was agreed that as part of his continuous professional development (CPD) as a director, Angus should attend an overseas conference on tackling internet fraud, a line of business activity the company was keen to develop.

After the opening session, which gave delegates details of the content of the three-day conference, Angus realised that he already knew everything which was going to be covered from his private studies. So he decided instead to spend his time more productively at a local library reading up on issues which would directly help him with a forthcoming major assignment. He phoned Peter before leaving the conference explaining what he planned to do, but Peter said that he would still like him to attend the conference as he was bound to pick up new areas of useful and relevant knowledge. However, Angus still decided to leave after the morning coffee break.

He was observed leaving by one of the conference organisers, despite remaining signed in for the whole all day. At the start of Day 2, Angus returned to sign the attendance register again, but then immediately proceeded to leave the conference building. He was approached by the conference organiser who advised Angus that he really ought to report his absence. Angus explained to the conference organiser that he already knew much of the content of the conference, and so felt that it would be waste of his time if he stayed. Instead, he explained, he planned to spend the time more productively researching subject matter which better suited both his personal development and his company’s needs. On reflection, the conference organiser decided to report Angus’s absence.

Required:

(a) Evaluate the benefits of CPD to Angus Fortune, and describe the features of effective CPD. (10 marks)

(b) With reference to Kohlberg’s theory of human moral development, describe conventional level reasoning and discuss how Kohlberg’s conventional level arguments could be used to justify the conference organiser’s decision to report his absence. (8 marks)

(c) Evaluate Angus’s actions at the conference against the fundamental ethical principles which should have guided his behaviour as a professional accountant. (7 marks)

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