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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.
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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
Developed by companies, for companies, with assistance from the OECD, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the World Bank to address the many anti-corruption principles for businesses that exist, which can be confusing for organizations with limited resources.
The myriad of existing anti-corruption principles for business can be confusing, especially for small- to medium-sized enterprises with limited resources. To address this challenge, the Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook has been developed by companies, for companies, with assistance from the OECD, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the World Bank.
A series of podcasts on the professional and ethical challenges facing accounting professionals working in public practice, not-for-profits, business, or the public sector. Find out how to preserve professional identity and the balance between protecting the organization with discharging your ethical obligations while maintaining a strong professional network.
This Discussion Paper stimulates a global debate on preparing accountants for finance leadership roles, including the CFO. The paper features five principles that highlight the changing expectations, scope, and mandate of the CFO and finance leadership roles and recommends what action professional accountancy organizations and employers can take to prepare professional accountants for career progression to finance leadership.
A new ethics scenario tool that helps users comply with ethics standards and “shows professionals how to do the right thing.” CIMA created the tool in part as a response to a CGMA (a joint initiative of the American Institute of CPAs and CIMA) survey that revealed that nearly 25% of global respondents work for an organization that “suffered from a serious reputational failure.”
Five steps that companies can take to ensure that their corporate ethics policy is effective and becomes embedded in the company culture.
Helps accountants understand the meaning of true independence and apply the latest rules to everyday practice. It includes a guide to independence, FAQs on the performance of nonattest services, and an Inadvertent Independence Violations Practice Tool should an unintentional violation of independence occur.
- Q&A: IESBA's Wui San Kwok Sees Accountants Facing Ethical Pressures
July 15, 2015 - Accounting Today
- Fraud Reporting: New Bottle, Old Wine?
June 15, 2015 - The Hindu Business Line
- UK Companies Still Have Work to Do on Ethics
June 3, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
- Mastercard Boss Tasks Accountants on Integrity, Value, Ethics
June 1, 2015 - This Day Live
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