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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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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.
What Do We Know about Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation?
August 28, 2015 - ICAS
Covers research from the major international markets and jurisdictions with experience of mandatory audit firm rotation. Issues considered include the impact, if any, of mandatory audit firm rotation on: audit quality, auditor independence, audit costs and audit market concentration.
The AICPA has issued a Q&A to provide nonauthoritative guidance to auditors regarding independence requirements with respect to required supplementary information.
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 email@example.com.
Recent translations include:
- Persian (July 2014), Iranian Association of Certified Public Accountants
- Improve Transparency, Values, Accountability to Defeat Corruption, Says Accounting Federation
May 19, 2016 - Bernama.com
- What David Cameron’s Anti-corruption Summit Did and Didn't Achieve
May 13, 2016 - The Economist
- Accountants, Lawyers Resolve to Fight Corruption
May 13, 2016 - IFAC
- Transparency International Welcomes Anti-Corruption Summit Pledges and Calls for Immediate Action
May 12, 2016 - Transparency International
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