Loss Prevention

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Loss Prevention 2/10/2013

If a corporate IT director has been asked by their boss to program software so revenue will appear higher than it really should you have several options? Basically you have three main paths to choose. You could do what you have been asked to do and program the software. You could simply tell the executive that you are not comfortable doing it and just leave it alone. Or you could not do what you have been asked to do and report it to human resources and or the proper authorities. If you should choose to do what you have been asked to do then you should at least be aware of what you are doing. If you go ahead and do it you are breaking the law. This could even be considered fraud. If you choose to do this you could be held liable. The SEC notes that IT directors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the documents and data generated by a company computer system. In additional they should know if any unauthorized changes have been made in general ledger, accounts receivable and other accounting software (Purpura 2008). This information shows you that the executive knows exactly what they are doing. If you choose to move forward with what they have asked of you, then this means that any investigation is going to come straight to you as you are responsible for ensuring that this information is accurate. It would be very hard for you to argue that you were instructed to do so by an executive. If you choose to refuse to do it but not report it then you could still find yourself in a difficult situation. Based on what was said above, about making sure everything matches being the responsibility of the IT director. If you will not do what the executive has asked you to do and you do not report it he could go to another IT person and ask them to do it. If this person is someone who works below you…...

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