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    IAESB Proposes Revised Standard on Professional Values, Ethics, and Attitudes

    The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) today released for public exposure a proposed revision of International Education Standard (IES) 4, Professional Values, Ethics, and Attitudes. The revised standard, part of the IAESB’s project to improve the clarity of its standards, proposes that the development of professional values, ethics, and attitudes be addressed by learning and development activities that occur throughout the career of the professional accountant. IES 4 will be helpful to educational organizations, employers, regulators, government authorities, and other stakeholders who support the learning and development of professional accountants.

    IES 4, drafted in 2004, prescribes the values, ethics, and attitudes that professional accountants should acquire during the education program leading to qualification. In addition to a formal program assessment and a learning outcome approach, the IAESB also proposes a requirement on reflective activity—where professional accountants and students undertake the practice of documenting experiences relating to lessons learned from ethical dilemmas and situations.

    “The assessment of the elements of professional accountancy programs—including professional values, ethics, and attitudes as outlined in IES 4—is essential to both the development and the maintenance of competence,” stated Mark Allison, chairman of the IAESB. “It lays the foundation for aspiring professional accountants to exercise professional judgment in the public interest.”

    As part of its project to improve the clarity of its standards, the IAESB has undertaken a project to redraft all eight of its IESs in accordance with its new clarity drafting conventions. This project began in December 2010 with the proposed revision of IES 7, Continuing Professional Development: A Program of Lifelong Learning and Continuing Development of Professional Competence. The current timetable envisages that all IESs will have been revised and redrafted, or redrafted only, by the first quarter of 2013.

    How to Comment
    The IAESB invites all stakeholders to comment on its proposals. To access the exposure draft and submit a comment, visit the IAESB’s website at www.ifac.org/Education/ExposureDrafts.php. Comments are requested by July 15, 2011.

    About the IAESB
    The IAESB develops education standards, guidance, and information papers for use by IFAC member bodies under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAESB, and the IAESB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAESB are facilitated by IFAC.

    About IFAC
    IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession, dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. It is comprised of 164 members and associates in 125 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

     

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