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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
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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.
Ethics case studies with situations & dilemmas faced by professional accountants.
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.
Accountants generally want to do the right thing. However, in the real world, whistleblowing often creates a dilemma.
A professional accountant need not be a criminal participant in a client’s illegal scheme to be liable for charges. If the professional accountant is unable to establish a reasonable defence, he is still at risk of being held liable for assisting a money laundering crime.
Established by ISCA to serve as a platform for raising awareness and discussing current ethical issues within the accountancy profession. It provides insights in the practical application of accounting and business ethics.
- 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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