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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
Why Do Heads Not Roll in SA’s Many Collusion Cases?
September 7, 2016 - Business Day
SOX Code of Ethics Rule Lowered Restatements
August 31, 2016 - Accounting Today
Mixed Reaction to Forced Rotation of Audit Firms
August 29, 2016 - Business Day
PIOB Published Its 2017-2019 Strategy for Public Consultation
August 29, 2016 - Public Interest Oversight Board
Quality & Membership eNews
August 29, 2016 - IFAC
IFAC Interactive Tool Profiles Accounting Rules in Member Countries
August 26, 2016 - CCH Daily
Audit Exemption Thresholds in Europe
August 25, 2016 - Fédération des Experts-comptables Européens – Federation of European Accountants
BNA INSIGHTS: Monitoring, Maintenance Are Vital in Ethics, Compliance Programs
August 17, 2016 - Bloomberg BNA
Helping Accountants Do the Right Thing
August 16, 2016 - Business Times
- 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