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- Professional Accountants in Business
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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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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. See the full overview.
by Tanya Barman, Associate Director, Ethics, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | July 21, 2016
The intersection of human rights and business is an important emerging area that no business can afford to ignore, and assessing and addressing potential risk is clearly also a role for the professional accountant .
There are 53 articles
Up-Close with Wendy Yung, Founder, Practising GovernanceWendy Yung, Founder, Practising Governance, discusses why it is important to practice responsible ethics in the private sector.
by Wendy Yung, Founder, Practising Governance | April 4, 2016
An SMP Perspective on IESBA’s Proposed Revisions to Safeguards in Code of Ethics for Professional AccountantsThe IFAC SMP Committee shares its perspective on the IESBA’s Phase I proposals pertaining to safeguards in the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants .
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Raymond Cheng, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Ethics Task Force Chair | March 18, 2016
Up-Close with Bill Schneider, Director of Accounting, AT&TOne of the members of the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee asks you to think about what can I do versus what should I do and the ethics of decision making.
by Bill Schneider, Director of Accounting, AT&T | February 16, 2016
Human Capital Perspectives: Fostering Ethical Behavior throughout Your Value ChainStrong ethical leadership is important throughout your human capital value chain: attracting, retaining, developing, rewarding, and, eventually, retiring people.
by Kelly Anerud, Director, Intellectual Capital, IFAC | February 10, 2016
The Power of OneSince the global financial crisis, the public’s trust in business institutions has been severely eroded, and it shows little sign of coming back in a hurry. I don’t believe most people going into business do so with the idea of acting unethically...
by Anton Colella, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland | January 26, 2016
News and Resources
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Accounting and Ethics: Pressure Experienced by the Professional Accountant
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OECD Updates Anti-Corruption Standards for Private Sector Aid Collaborations
Public Finance International - December 14, 2016
FRC Launches Investigation into Grant Thornton over Sports Direct
Economia - November 29, 2016
Tax Fraud Blotter: The Computer Did It
Accounting Today - November 28, 2016
Nigerian Supreme Court Judge Charged with Corruption
BBC - November 22, 2016
Are Corporations Paying Their Fair Share of Tax?
AAT - November 21, 2016
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