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The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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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
A distinguishing mark of the accountancy profession is its acceptance of the responsibility to act in the public interest. In acting in the public interest, a professional accountant shall observe and comply with this Code.
Provides principles-based guidance to assist professional accountants and their organizations in developing and implementing a code of conduct in a values-based culture.
This is the third in a series of Critical Success Factors reports which consider the vital issues faced by business leaders in key financial markets worldwide.
This paper examines the perception that Australia and New Zealand are nations relatively free of corruption and what is in place to mitigate it.
What Do We Know about Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation?
August 28, 2015 - ICAS
Covers research from the major international markets and jurisdictions with experience of mandatory audit firm rotation. Issues considered include the impact, if any, of mandatory audit firm rotation on: audit quality, auditor independence, audit costs and audit market concentration.
The AICPA has issued a Q&A to provide nonauthoritative guidance to auditors regarding independence requirements with respect to required supplementary information.
John Gordon discusses how missing a goal can release the gradual buildup of pressure to hit targets at any cost.
- Boards Must Use Ethics to Drive Value, Say Accountants
September 28, 2015 - Accountancy Age
- Blowing the Whistle as an Accountant
September 10, 2015 - Accounting Today
- ICAN Backs Bhuari's Anti-Graft War
September 2, 2015 - The Nation
- Professional Services: Accounting for Change
August 28, 2015 - Financial Times
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