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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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Ethics case studies with situations & dilemmas faced by professional accountants.
This course addresses the importance of ethics, integrity and sound professional conduct
AAT Code of Professional Ethics.
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.
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.”
Informs those charged with fiduciary management of enterprises why ethics can no longer be treated as a discretionary cost to the business. Management of the ethical dimension is instead a significant contributor to financial success. This is highlighted through the use of examples of how leading corporations are integrating ethical management into business practices, change programs, and fraud, risk, and compliance systems.
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September 2, 2015 - The Nation
- Professional Services: Accounting for Change
August 28, 2015 - Financial Times
- ANAN Tasks Accountants on Corruption Prevention
August 21, 2015 - The Guardian
- Accountants under Pressure to 'Fiddle the Ethics' Say the CIMA
August 13, 2015 - Cambridge News
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