Global Ethics Day

Acting ethically and in the public interest underpins why accounting is a trusted profession.

Global Ethics Day is an initiative of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. The Carnegie Council works to empower ethics by identifying and addressing the most critical ethical issues of today and into the future. We celebrate and acknowledge Global Ethics Day on the third Wednesday of each October.

Global Ethics Day gives us an opportunity to pause and remind ourselves of the importance of ethics in the accounting profession. As members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, we pledge, by virtue of our membership, to uphold the public interest via complying with the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, (including Independence Standards) issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) and adopted locally by the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board (APESB), the New Zealand External Reporting Board (XRB) and the New Zealand Regulatory Board (NZRB).

As Chartered Accountants, we understand that ethics forms part of everything we do, every day. We believe that ethics is vital to maintaining trust in each of us as individuals and as a profession.

“Doing the right thing when times are tough and no one’s looking requires strength of character, doing so in the face of pressure takes real courage.”
Kristen Wydell, General Manager, Professional Standards

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