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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
Find out and learn how to navigate through and resolve an ethical dilemma from IMA’s Ethics Series: Web of Deception.
The tone at the top sets an organization’s guiding values and ethical climate. Learn how the board, the chief executive officer, and the chief compliance officer play critical roles in setting the tone at the top.
In this report the Working Group Future Accountancy Profession proposes 53 measures to improve the quality and independence of the audit in the Netherlands and to rebuild the trust.
Ethics case studies with situations & dilemmas faced by professional accountants.
Compliance Programs: What Separates "Good Enough" from "Great"?
August 28, 2014 - Deloitte
This report look at the building blocks of a world-class program that not only protects an organization from internal and external threats, but also enhances its brand and strengthens its relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Interesting ethics related podcasts that might be of interest or essential information that will help you keep up-to-date with the current issues.
Access ethics articles & resources from the Institute of Management Accountants Ethics Center.
- 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
- Accountants, Lawyers Resolve to Fight Corruption
May 13, 2016 - IFAC
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