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Ethics - a workshop for Accountants (1 day)

Course Details

Code:4124
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Introduction

This face to face Auditing & Ethics course is available as a virtual, online training! View the details of the Virtual classroom or our Virtual Classroom schedule to see what else is being delivered live in our online classrooms.

As Maya Angelou very wisely said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” This is the essence of what practitioners need to keep at the front and centre of their thoughts. Ethics is a dynamic topic that needs us to keep checking in with ourselves, our thoughts, actions, values and intentions to ensure that we continually strive to do better.

In recent times the accounting profession’s reputation has been challenged in the public space, requiring us to reflect on where we are, what we stand for and what we are prepared to tolerate and accept. The only way we can do this is to be aware of our own personal ethics, the ethics of organisations and clients and upholding our professional reputation and moral compass.

Ethical leadership is a critical to element in good practice management, corporate governance and role modelling to others that it is possible to do business in an ethical and sustainable way.

This workshop will start at the beginning by reflecting on our own personal ethics, how that impacts on our business culture and supports our Code of Professional Conduct and profession.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the ethics framework and reflect on their own personal journey
  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical theories and how they apply to the accounting profession
  • Employ strategies that encourage and create a healthy ethical business environment
  • Identify and use practical models to reflect and document ethical dilemmas
  • Comply with the IFAC Code of Professional Conduct as it applies to all accounting practitioners.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at all accounting professionals working in practice and commerce.

Topics

  • What is ethics? 
  • Common theories of ethics as they affect accountants
  • Models to document and reflect on ethical dilemmas
  • Ethics, Leadership and Role Modelling
  • Ethical fading and moral disengagement
  • Conflict of Interest and independence. 
  • Due-care and competency. 
  • Understanding our ethical responsibility to report Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR)
  • Understanding your professional code of conduct. 
  • Real-life examples and case studies will be discussed throughout the session. 

Teaching Method

  • Group live instruction and illustrative examples
  • Practical workshop exercises using realistic scenarios, case studies, examples of best practice and the models you can use back in the workplace
  • Interactive participation will be encouraged
  • All participants will receive a comprehensive binder containing copies of the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials

Instructors

The instructor for this course will be drawn from one of our core faculty of subject matter experts. Further details will be published at the earliest opportunity.

Venue

Our seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

CPE/CPD Accreditation

IASeminars is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

 

Field of study: Accounting

Prerequisites

A reasonable understanding of auditing or accounting. No advance preparation is required for this course.

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