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Ethics and accountancy

What are the ethical issues facing accountancy?

Management accountants are key to building an ethical culture within an organisation, due to their level of oversight and insight into business process. CIMA upholds the highest ethical standards, and expects its members and students to follow the Code of Ethics which places ethical conduct at the heart of everything we do. 

In these videos, our members explain the importance of ethics in the accountancy profession and how accounting professionals play a key role in the ethical business landscape.

Key for a fair and civilised society

Holding people to account

Key organisations


The International Ethics Standards Board of Accountants sets ethics standards for professional accountants around the world.

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IFAC Knowledge Gateway – Building Trust & Ethics

The International Federation of Accountants publishes articles, reports and other resources relating to ethics.

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