Professionalism and Ethics for Accountants

by Anna Faherty

In this course you'll discover the challenges and rewards of behaving ethically in the workplace, consider your own moral values and explore perspectives that will challenge your views.

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This course will enable you to

  • Understand the challenges and rewards of behaving ethically
  • Consider your own moral values
  • Explore perspectives that challenge views
  • Consider the impact of organisational and cultural contexts
  • Understand the value of corporate social responsibility initiatives

About the course

From the Enron scandal and BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill to MPs' expenses and Wiki Leaks, issues of trust, transparency, ethics and corporate social responsibility have never been so high on the organisational agenda. Yet recognising ethical issues and taking appropriate and effective decisions isn't easy. Spanning both home and personal worlds, and never black and white, the management of ethical dilemmas is a challenging situations for all professionals.

Professionalism and Ethics for Accountants helps you discover the challenges and rewards of behaving ethically in the workplace, consider your own moral values and explore perspectives that will challenge your views.

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Contents

  • Understanding ethics
    • Defining ethics
    • Ethics, morals and values
    • Why ethics matters
    • Different ethical perspectives
    • Reasons for acting ethically
  • Ethics and you
    • Your personal values and boundaries
    • Your organisational and professional context
    • Concerns about ethical issues
    • Ethics in your everyday life
  • Ethics in practice
    • Why people act unethically
    • Why ethical issues are difficult to deal with
    • Ethics and the law
    • Codes of conduct
  • Recognising and resolving ethical dilemmas
    • Identifying an "ethical issue"
    • Using decision-making frameworks
    • Making and evaluating decisions
    • Communicating about ethical issues
  • Debating ethical issues
    • Transparency vs. confidentiality
    • Ethics vs. success
    • Ethics across cultures
    • The real value of corporate social responsibility

Author

Anna Faherty

Writer, lecturer and consultant working across the publishing, museum and charity sectors.

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