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Unethical business practices harm organizations and economies. Large-scale business failures such as Enron—as well as the more recent failures related to the global financial crisis—highlight the consequences of unethical business practices and amoral management. Professional accountants, as stewards of transparency and trust, and subject to a professional code of ethics, have a key role to play not only in upholding but in encouraging and influencing ethical behavior and decision making within their organizations. Read More
Financial professionals will inevitably run into challenges in their careers involving ethics–planning ahead will help you resolve them. Read More
New—and Important—Role for Professional Accountants in Assessing Human Rights Risk
by Tanya Barman, Head of Ethics, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | July 21, 2016 |
The intersection of human rights and business is an important emerging area that no business can afford to ignore, and assessing and addressing potential risk is clearly also a role for the professional accountant. Read More
With the Right Ethics Foundation, Accountants Face the Future with Sure Footing
by Anton Colella, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland | July 6, 2016 |
Integrity and ethics will help us face unpredictable, unforeseen ethical challenges in the future, according to ICAS Chief Executive Anton Colella. Read More
It’s Not Window Dressing for Us: ICAS’s Ethics Board
by Anton Colella, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland | June 22, 2016 |
A few years ago, ICAS established its own Ethics Board; Chief Executive Anton Colella explains why, it’s governance and leadership, and how it is structured to be a key part of ICAS’s strategy. Read More
ICAS Chief Executive Anton Colella argues that moral courage is one of the defining characteristic of professional accountants today, and it should be included in the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. Read More
- Fraud and Corruption in Accounting Put under the Microscope
November 10, 2016 - Accounting Web
- Candidates Sought for Volunteer Positions on the Independent Standard-Setting Boards
November 4, 2016 - IFAC
- 2016 IESBA Handbook Now Available
September 29, 2016 - International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
- PIOB Published Its 2017-2019 Strategy for Public Consultation
August 29, 2016 - Public Interest Oversight Board
- 2014 Handbook of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
July 17, 2014 - International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
- Defining and Developing an Effective Code of Conduct for Organizations
May 31, 2007 - IFAC