Sterling Finance (UK) Limited is proud to celebrate World Ethics Day 2018. For us, ethics aligned with strong technical skills are vital to the future of the profession. We have a responsibility to act in the public interest: to do what is right, to lead by example, and to hold business and society to account.
Ethics and professionalism matter because they’re the foundations of the accountancy profession. But these foundations are not exclusive to accountancy. They’re shared by many professions, across the private and the public sectors.
We hope you’ll take a moment, not just on Global Ethics Day itself, to think about ethics and what it means to you.
The five fundamental ethical principles set out in our ACCA Rulebook are:
Being straightforward and honest in all professional and business relationships;
Not allowing bias, conflicts of interest or undue influence of others to override professional or business judgments;
Professional competence and due care
To maintain professional knowledge and skill at a level required to ensure that a client or employer receives competent professional service based on current developments in practice, legislation and techniques, and act diligently and in accordance with applicable technical and professional standards;
To respect the confidentiality of information acquired as a result of professional and business relationships and, therefore, not disclose any such information to third parties without proper and specific authority, unless there’s a legal or professional right or duty to disclose, nor use the information for the personal advantage of the professional accountant or third parties.
To comply with relevant laws and regulations and avoid any action that discredits the profession.
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