Date posted: 13/05/2024

S4E6: What’s next for ethics and the profession?

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Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has hosted a delegation from the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) for important discussions regarding ethical issues associated with rapidly evolving sustainability standards, firm culture and governance, and ethical considerations in tax planning and related services.

The IESBA is the global standard setter for ethics in the accounting profession and sets the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including Independence Standards) (the IESBA Code). Our local codes are based off the international code.

Chair of the IESBA, Gabriela Figueiredo Dias sat down with Small Firm, Big Impact to explain why she’s in Australia, IESBA’s focus areas over the next four years and how it’ll impact you. Gabriela outlines what firms and professional accountants should be focused on in the ethics space.

“The importance of trying to set a very robust and good culture and governance within the firms so as to avoid unethical behaviours getting a space there, to flourish there because the right instruments and the right tools and the right culture are not in place.”
Gabriela Figueiredo Dias, IESBA Chair

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(This podcast episode was recorded on 8th May, 2024.)

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