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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
Investigates the ways in which accountants can observe and discuss tone at the top with their clients.
Ethical behaviour is not always best defined within the confines of the law.
What does Confidentiality actually mean and why is it important in a professional or business environment?
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.
Clear support for reducing the scope of tax avoidance globally continues to be expanded by austerity budgets, increased public awareness, and, above all, tighter regulatory environments. As a result, long-term shareholder value is at risk for companies engaging in aggressive tax minimisation.
Provides an analysis of the impact of a range of corrupt practices on economic growth and development in four key sectors: utilities and infrastructure, extractive industries, health and education.
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.
- 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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