The Rise and Fall of the Arthur Andersen CPA Firm – Lessons to be learned

1. Arthur Andersen – The Man a. Discuss Arthur Andersen – Go over his personal story -What in his personal history led to his success and ultimately to the success of his CPA firm.

2. Arthur Andersen – the formative years a. What Policies led to the success of Arthur Andersen and caused it to be among the finest CPA Firms in the world b. Give examples of Key client cases that helped create the Andersen Legend c. Give examples of internal policies that guided the firm to the pinnacle of the profession.

3. What Market forces and temptations caused the Arthur Andersen Firm to lose its way and ultimately led to the firm’s demise? a. Give specific examples on how each of these market pressures affected the firm and contributed to its downfall. Discuss how these same forces are still present in today’s marketplace and how to deal with them.

4. What organizational structural changes helped bring about the firm’s success and its ultimate demise? a. Give specific examples on how each of these market pressures affected the firm and contributed to its downfall.

5. What lessons Can be learned from the Government’s destruction of the Anderson CPA Firm – a. Do you think the criminal indictment of the entire firm was justified? endows

6. Summary and Conclusion – What lessons can we learn from the fall of the Arthur Andersen CPA Firm a. Are the problems that faced Arthur Andersen unique to that era, or are they still present in all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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