You must submit an 8 page research paper on the Influence of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the auditing profession. You must submit a quality academic research paper discussing your findings. You are expected to use electronic means available online and through the TAMUC library to research this issue. You will submit the paper properly formatted using the APA format. This paper must demonstrate a mastery of basic writing mechanics. The paper must be clear, concise, organized and persuasive and supported with applicable academic references.
Suggestions: I would start my paper by documenting the events that led up to the scandals of the early 2000. The auditing profession was very well developed before the events that led to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; however, these events caused many changes to the auditing profession. You might want to contrast the profession before the Act with the changed profession after the act (just a suggestion). The paper is your own creation and you will be graded on the presentation that you make in your paper. Include a cover page (does not count in the page total) with the following information:
The Influence of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the Auditing Profession
The paper must be submitted in word format using Times New Roman 12 point font with 1 margins all around. Put page numbers on the bottom of each page centered. The text must be double-spaced. References should follow the text and be according to APA format.
This research must be your own work. You must do your own research and writing. I will use TurnItin software to check similarity of your paper. Except for citations, 20% or lower similarity will be acceptable.
The paper is due April 24 by 11:30pm (CDT). There is a submission assignment folder for the paper.