1. Describe the nature of the relationship between Szekelyi and Reznor. Did a privity relationship exist between the two? Why or why not?
2. What were Szekelyiâ€™s ethical obligations to Reznor given the nature of the services provided? Which of the ethics standards in the AICPA Code should have been of particular concern to Szekelyi in performing professional services for Reznor?
3. During the course of working as the manager for Nine Inch Nails, John Malm mismanaged the bandâ€™s finances and was found guilty of those charges. Malm, who is a CPA, was not hired to perform any accounting services for Reznor or the band. Does that mean his actions are not enforceable under the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct? What about the fact that Malm is a licensed CPA. Would a state board of accountancy have any recourse with respect to Malmâ€™s transgressions?