Directly overhead, the sun blaring down, and temperatures soaring well above one hundred degrees, a typical day in Jordan, a day that I would experience the most transformative part of my summer, taking out the trash.
I began my adventure down the steep hill, leaning back to balance myself from losing my footing on the slick pavement. As I approached the worn iron dumpster, which rested unevenly on two legs, I noticed two young girls walking through a patch of land scattered with industrial equipment and construction debris. As I reached the end of my descent down the hill I began to notice distinctive characteristics of the girls, their shirts were torn, their hair dry and tangled, and their faces blotted with dirt. The duo walked barefoot towards the dumpster, hands empty, and eyes wandering. As I surveyed the surroundings, I noticed a massive tent, comprised of rags and sheets, a tell tale sign of a Palestinian refugee family. Outcasts of modern Jordanian society, refugees are seen as a the foremost blighting influence to the Jordan community, resulting in their current ostracism. From the short time I had been in the country, I had quickly become fond of the beggars that roamed plazas and markets, begging for money. I had presumed the same of these girls, they wanted my money, plain and simple, yet what they then asked me took me by surprise. They uttered a few words quietly in Arabic, not asking for money, but for me to leave my plastic bags full of trash on the street pavement. A bizarre request, leaving me puzzled for some time. I complied, dropping my trash on the street, and headed on my way. As I trudged up the hill I continued to ponder why they wanted my trash on the ground, it suddenly became clear, they were there to dumpster dive and search for remnants of food, as I turned around, my prediction was confirmed, one girl was scanning through my trash, and the other was fully in the dumpster. I was compelled to do something, though encouraged not to give to the refugees and beggars, I couldn’t help but sympathize for the little girls, I gave what I could, though a fairly modest amount, it was monumental to the girls, who graciously thanked me and dashed back to their tent to brandish their bounty.
Over those three weeks in Jordan, I absorbed many aspects of my heritage, culture, and ancestry. Traveling abroad for a vacation is dandy, but encounters such as mine truly shed light on the disparity between the advantaged life I live, and the adverse conditions many people around the world face daily simply to maintain a living. It’s not important how I felt for those girls, but how it has been a catalyst for social involvement. Since then, I’ve joined clubs such as Model United Nations, Habitat for Humanity, and chiefly, sparked an interest in international relations, a track I hope to pursue in college. I walked away from those girls knowing I did what I could, but knowing that in the future, I could potentially do more.
Auditing: Case Study
Auditing: Case Study.
This assignment is to be completed in groups of three and comprises twenty per-cent of the
marks for this course. There are four questions each worth five marks each (approx. 2000 words
Student work will generally be assessed in terms of the following criteria:
1. Effectiveness of communication – i.e. readability, legibility, grammar, spelling,
neatness, completeness and presentation will be a minimum threshold requirement for
all written work submitted for assessment. Work that is illegible or incomprehensible
and does not meet the minimum requirement will be awarded a fail grade.
2. Demonstrated understanding – This will be evidenced by the student’s ability to be
dialectical in the discussion of contentious issues.
3. Evidence of research – This will be evidenced by the references made to the statutes,
auditing standards, books, journal articles and inclusion of a bibliography.
1. All written work must conform with the Federation University General Guide for the
Presentation of Academic Work.
2. For all written work students must ensure that they submit their own original work. Any act of plagiarism will be severely penalised.
Plagiarism is presenting someone else work as your own and is a serious offence with serious consequences. As set out in the University Regulation 6.1.1, students who are caught
plagiarising will, for a first offence, be given a zero mark for that task. A second offence will
result in a failing grade for the course(s) involved and any subsequent offence will be referred
to the Student Discipline Committee. Student must be aware of the University Regulation 6.1.1
? fully reference the source(s) of all material, even if you have re-expressed the ideas,
facts or descriptions; ? acknowledge all direct quotations; and ? not submit work that has been researched and written by another person.
Enquiries into very many received tenets and commonly presumed truths, also known simply as Pseudodoxia Epidemica or Vulgar Errors, is a work by Thomas Browne challenging and refuting the ‘vulgar’ or common errors and superstitions of his age. Browne’s three determinants for obtaining truth were firstly, the authority of past authors, secondly, the act of reason and lastly, empirical experience.
E.J. Merton summarised the ambiguities of Browne’s scientific view-point thus “Here is Browne’s scientific point of view in a nutshell. One lobe of his brain wants to study facts and test hypotheses on the basis of them, the other is fascinated by mystic symbols and analogies.” Discus in terms of accounting first and then in relation to auditing
Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to fix. What does this say about the auditor/management relationship?
This is Martin Shkreli Who is he and what does his story tell us about corporations, shareholders, accounting and
auditing – if anything.
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
Abraham Lincoln What does this mean in the context of auditing and auditors
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