By Robert G. Epstein, CPA, President and CEO, CareerBank.comIs Auditor Independence really the answer that will make it all work? This is an age-old question of the accounting world, and there are no easy answers. In simpler times, the fear of being publicly humiliated by losing your CPA license and having to sit for the 3-day exam again was enough to keep most CPAs clean. Well, times have certainly changed! With auditor independence and the Enron-Andersen issue dominating industry discussions, that no longer seems to be the case.