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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
FEE briefing paper covering specific subjects connected with the European Directive on Statutory Audits of Annual and Consolidated Accounts and the Regulation on Statutory Audit of Public Interest Entities.
Do you know it when you see it? Unethical corporate behavior that is.
In part two of their whistleblowing podcasts, Shonali Routray, Legal Director from Public Concern at Work, discusses the law that protects whistleblowers and their recent whistleblowing commission.
AAT Ethics lists 10 tips for SMEs to act ethically.
This explores what business ethics means for small to medium-sized business enterprises and how they can introduce and support high standards of business practice.
Part one of two podcasts focused on whistleblowing. In this podcast, Catherine Tustin from Public Concern at Work talks about their advice line and recent research
Dr. RuedigerLoitz (CPA), PwC Germany capital markets & accounting advisory services partner, analysis how independence rules for auditors with respect to the development, estab-lishment and implementation of financial reporting systems affect accounting tools.
- Companies not Doing Enough to Protect themselves from Fraud, According to EY Report
April 19, 2016 - Economia
- How Accountants Can Fight Human Trafficking
April 15, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Anti-Retaliation Protections Can Hinder Audit Whistleblowing
April 1, 2016 - Accounting Web
- Kristian Koktvedgaard Re-Appointed Chair of IESBA Consultative Advisory Group
March 30, 2016 - International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
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