Ethics

Trust is a precious commodity in business. Here, Chartered Accountants Worldwide presents articles, reports and opinion pieces that explore ethics and consider how finance professionals can promote integrity, openness and transparency in their organisations.

Do the right thing: Ethics and the Chartered Accountant

For businesses today, doing the right thing has to be about more than mere lip service. High-profile scandals have brought the issue of ethics centre stage. Organisations must now do more than ever to rebuild trust by acting with transparency, following good practice, and leading with integrity.

A good reputation is a hard-earned currency. But what does an ethical business look like? What models are there to follow? How are the standards established and maintained? And where can finance professionals play a role?

It’s fitting that Chartered Accountants Worldwide is exploring the theme of ethics in business: the accountancy profession first arose from the aftermath of failed joint-stock companies and the need for greater public scrutiny. Government, stakeholders and the public now expect more from business than just a focus on the bottom line, and profit at all costs. Armed with independence, professional scepticism and a questioning mindset, accountants are well placed to help the organisations they serve to foster an enduring culture that values ethics and doing good.

Insights on Ethics

Insights on Ethics

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Modern slavery and the role of accountants

By: Susan Rossney, Sustainability Officer for Chartered Accountants Ireland On 29 June 2022, Chartered Accountants Ireland partnered with Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA for a webinar on how accountants can tackle global modern slavery. While accountants are by no means at the forefront of the global fight against modern slavery, they […]

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ICAS President Bruce Pritchard CA on how trust in accountancy can be strengthened

ICAS President Bruce Pritchard CA explains how trust in accountancy can continue to be strengthened at a time of rapid change for the profession

AML: how money launderers use virtual assets

AML: how money launderers use virtual assets

In the seventh instalment of Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics, IFAC and ICAEW look at the risks associated with virtual assets.

Online Events & Webinars

Online Events & Webinars

One clear way that Chartered Accountant Member Institutes are rising to this challenge is in the creation and hosting of online events and activities.

We are working with the Institutes to present the events that have a global perspective and are available to Chartered Accountants everywhere.

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Webinars on demand

Beyond Accounting – Sustainability and Accountants: Breaking the cycle of modern slavery

Beyond Accounting – Sustainability and Accountants: Breaking the cycle of modern slavery

Modern slavery is a significant issue worldwide and is pervasive in supply chains. In a time of pressure resulting from rising inflation, supply chain issues, and other spiraling costs, businesses are struggling to keep costs low and find the workers they need. Chartered Accountants need to be aware of this risk and know what to look out for. They also need guidance on how to act.

Zombie SPACs and Blood Baths – Why you should care?

The panel discusses recent SPAC market challenges, SEC regulatory activity related to SPACs, what changes in the deSPAC process have occurred as a result and where it believes the SPAC market is headed.

Auditing the Future

Shane Rogers, Chartered Accountant and Head of Audit with Swiss Re for the Americas leads a presentation on auditing the future and where does internal audit ‘go from here’.

Presenting with Shane is Maria Thomas – Audit Manager in the Swiss Re. Americas Audit Team. Following their presentation Shane and Maria will be joined by Erica McManaman – Chief Audit executive at Signature Bank, and James Kouame – Head of Audit for PC, XVA, Market Risk, CCR with Credit Suisse. Maria will then moderate a panel discussion on the future of audit.

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Beyond Accounting – Post COVID wellbeing and the new way of work - Perspectives from South Africa and the USA - CAW Network USA

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged...

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DON'T MISS OUT: Virtual Women in Leadership Conference: As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, @SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August: http://ow.ly/gBrc50K6nBU

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SAICA WIL – Resetting 2022: Reflect, Reconnect, Revitalise

As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022...

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WEBINAR: Beyond Accounting – Post COVID well-being and the new way of work. When: August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT. Join our panel of experts sharing perspectives from South Africa and the USA to tie in with Women’s Day in South Africa. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/5Bc950K6hyH

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Beyond Accounting – Post COVID wellbeing and the new way of work - Perspectives from South Africa and the USA - CAW Network USA

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged...

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DON'T MISS OUT: Virtual Women in Leadership Conference: As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, @SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August: http://ow.ly/WZBk50K6nBV

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SAICA WIL – Resetting 2022: Reflect, Reconnect, Revitalise

As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022...

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WEBINAR: Beyond Accounting – Post COVID well-being and the new way of work. When: August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT. Join our panel of experts sharing perspectives from South Africa and the USA to tie in with Women’s Day in South Africa. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/hpzu50K6hxJ

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Beyond Accounting – Post COVID wellbeing and the new way of work - Perspectives from South Africa and the USA - CAW Network USA

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged...

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BOOK YOUR SEAT: Virtual Women in Leadership Conference: As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, @SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August: http://ow.ly/3qtH50K6nv4

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