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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
FEE Issues Two Papers in Support of Stronger EU Rules to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
May 22, 2015 - Fédération des Experts-comptables Européens – Federation of European Accountants
ICAN President Decries Corruption, Challenges Accountants on Integrity
May 20, 2015 - World Stage
Ethics Board Issues Revised Proposal on Global Standard on Responding to Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulation
May 20, 2015 - CFO Innovation
SAIPA to Become First Accounting Institute to Sign New Anti-Corruption Pledge
May 20, 2015 - South African Institute of Professional Accountants
Wall Street Wolves Still on the Prowl as Survey Reveals Taste for Unethical Tactics
May 19, 2015 - The Guardian
Many on Wall Street Say It Remains Untamed
May 19, 2015 - New York Times
Namibia Fares Well in Ethics and Risk Survey
May 19, 2015 - The Namibian
Scandals and Regulation Lead to an Auditing Merry-Go-Round
May 18, 2015 - The Conversation
Ethics a Professional Imperative
May 14, 2015 - Viet Nam News
SAIPA to Become First Accounting Institute to Sign New Anti-corruption Pledge
May 12, 2015 - South African Institute of Professional Accountants
- 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