Professionalism and Ethics for Accountants
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
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.
Professionalism and Ethics for Accountants is part of Nelson Croom's Issues and Debates suite of learning. Issues and Debates courses stimulate intelligent dialogue and debate and provide a valuable and evolving resource of professional knowledge and experience. These courses are topical, practical and highly relevant to today’s changing market. Each module is split into two activities: Understanding the issues and Putting it into practice. The first encourages you to think about a topic, drawing on your own professional experience and knowledge. The second helps you to put ideas and/or theories into practice as part of your day-to-day work.
- 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
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- Was the learning activity relevant to your career?
- Can you explain how you will apply the learning in the workplace?
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