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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.
Large companies can dramatically improve their integrity by implementing effective ethics and compliance programs to reduce employee misconduct and improve every key measure of workplace behavior.
As much as accountants would like to do the right thing, in reality, they may face pressure from others in their companies to breach ethical principles.
IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson interviews IMA's CFO, Doreen Remmen, about her experience in developing an ethics program at NYF.
One CPA's thoughts on critical issues and opportunities facing the profession.
True and Fair: Why it Pays to Tell the Truth in Business
February 24, 2015 - Economia
Mike Straw, CEO of Achieve Breakthrough, argues that companies need to have a genuinely open culture about setbacks. Otherwise people will ‘edit the truth’ about how projects are faring which can have implications for financial reporting.
March 26, 2015 - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Economic and Social Research Council
March 26, 2015 - Accounting Today
March 25, 2015 - Forbes
March 17, 2015 - Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
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