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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
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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 guide sets out the context for the importance of human rights issues to business.
Encouraging ethics is key to understanding and leveraging the powerful effects of the environment.
This page provides guidance and information on tax ethics & professional standards for tax practice, as well as practice aids and resources to help members elevate their practices and maintain the highest ethical standards.
EU Audit & Independence Reform—Things to Know and Consider
December 10, 2015 - Audit Conduct
This focuses on the key independence provisions in the new Framework and provides high level suggestions of things to consider to help manage implementation of the rules.
CIMA provides checklist to assist with ethical dilemma's at work and to ensure you've covered the right steps to deal with it.
These tools will give you an overview of the CIMA code of ethics, the importance of ethics in the workplace, and how ethical considerations may appear in the CIMA exams.
- The Public Interest: Client Confidentiality Versus Disclosure of an Illegal Act
June 16, 2016 - AICPA Insights
- Brazil’s New ‘Transparency’ Chief Falls in His Own Scandal
June 1, 2016 - International Business Times
- Improve Transparency, Values, Accountability to Defeat Corruption, Says Accounting Federation
May 19, 2016 - Bernama.com
- What David Cameron’s Anti-corruption Summit Did and Didn't Achieve
May 13, 2016 - The Economist
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