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Discussion question


Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations must be provided to allow a qualified employee to perform the essential functions of a job. These accommodations could range from reserved parking, to a specific software program, to allowing service animals in the workplace.

Consider a situation in which a person with a physical disability is hired in a car manufacturing company. As his manager, how would you determine a reasonable and appropriate accommodation for your new hire? 

Consider if the new hire requested an inappropriate accommodation, how would you respond? What are 2 resources you could use to support your effort? Discuss your responses and provide links to the resources.

Rene Alverez knew she was in over her head on as soon as she took the job. Even so, the opportunity for promotion comes along rarely and she would believe she would grow into it. Ms. Alverez is the cost accounting specialist assigned to the finishing department of Standard Tool Company. Bill Sawyer, the manager of the finishing department knows exactly what he is doing. In each of the three years he has managed the department, the cost per unit of product transferred out of his Work in Process Inventory account has declined. His ability to control cost is highly valued, and it is widely believed that he will be the successor to the plant manager, who is being promoted to manufacturing vice president. One more good year would surely seal the deal for Mr. Sawyer. It was little wonder that Ms. Alverez was uncomfortable in challenging Mr. Sawyer’s estimate of percentage of completion of the department’s ending inventory. He contended that the inventory was 60 percent complete, but she believed that it was only about 40 percent complete.

After a brief altercation, Ms. Alverez agreed to sign off on Mr. Sawyer’s estimate. The truth that although she believed that she was right, she did not know how to support her position. Besides, Mr. Sawyer was about to be named plant manager, and she felt it unwise to challenge such an important person.

The department had beginning inventory of 5,500 units of product and it started 94,500 units during the period. The target (standard) cost per unit is 59.45.


a. Determine the equivalent cost per unit, assuming that the ending inventory is considered to be 40 percent complete.

b. Determine the equivalent cost per unit, assuming that the ending inventory is considered to be 60 percent complete.

c. Comment on Mr. Sawyer’s motives for establishing the percentage of completion at 60 percent rather than 40 percent.

d. Assuming that Ms. Alverez is a certified management accountant, would informing the chief accountant of her dispute

with Mr. Sawyer violate the confidentiality standards of ethical professional practice in Exhibit 1.17 of Chapter 1?

e. Did Ms. Alverez violate any of the standards of ethical professional in Exhibit 1.17 of Chapter 1? If so, which ones?

f. Discuss the components of the fraud triangle that affected Ms. Alverez’s behavior.

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