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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
Ethical standards for the accountancy profession are unique. It is not just dealing with matters of fact- that is, whether or not an accountant is actually behaving ethically; it is also about addressing public perception and expectations. Accountants play many public interest roles.
Translations of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
July 28, 2014 - various
A filtered list of all authorized translations of the IESBA Code. To request permission to translate the Code, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent translations include:
- Persian (July 2014), Iranian Association of Certified Public Accountants
In April 2014 CIMA and St Paul’s Institute jointly hosted an event which looked at the importance of leading by example rather than relying on written policies and rules.
The Anti-Corruption Working Group has considered corruption risk issues across the four B20 taskforces: financing growth, trade, infrastructure & investment, and human capital.
The paper will support governments, standard setters, EFAA member organisations and other interested stakeholders in the efforts to transpose the new Accounting Directive into National Legislation. It will assist in making the right decisions for implementing the new Accounting Directive in their jurisdictions.
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.
This course addresses the importance of ethics, integrity and sound professional conduct
October 27, 2014 - The Daily Star
October 24, 2014 - Herald Scotland
October 20, 2014 - IFAC
October 16, 2014 - Economia
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