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Professional Ethics for Corporates

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All CA ANZ members resident in New Zealand must complete four hours of ethics training every 5 years. This course is designed specifically for professional accountants with a focus on members working in commerce.


In this recorded webinar series you will explore business ethics and the challenges of working ethically in today’s ambiguous business environment as you revise your obligations under the Code of Ethics.

By exploring the concept of ethics in your business and personal lives, you’ll acquire the knowledge and tools to enable you to deepen your ethical awareness and further develop your ethical judgement. Throughout the workshop you will work through a range of exercises based on typical dilemmas faced by members, especially in commerce, as you revise the principles, threats to principles and key requirements of the Code of Ethics.

This will assist you to make well informed ethical decisions and take appropriate actions when implementing an ethical culture and/or dealing with ethical dilemmas.

Learning Outcomes

Part 1: Ethics in context

Upon satisfactory completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of the Code of Ethics to the accounting profession
  • Define ethics in accordance with common ethical frameworks
  • Identify different ethical positions and values
  • Recognise the importance of trust and the role of accountants in society
  • Identify ethical challenges facing the accounting profession.
  • Part 2: Ethics and You

  • Identify personal biases and how they impact on ethical decision making
  • Identify key influencers of ethical beliefs, motivations and attitudes
  • Question personal beliefs, motivations and attitudes and how they impact one’s own ethics.
  • Part 3: The Ethical Lens

  • Explain the principles in the Code of Ethics including recent updates
  • Outline the expectations of ethical and professional conduct required by the Code of Ethics
  • Identify stakeholders and distinguish between interests, wants and needs.
  • Part 4: Ethical Practices

  • Apply the fundamental principles of the Code of Ethics
  • Identify common potential threats arising in commerce that may impact compliance with the principles
  • Apply ethical decision-making processes to identify ethical issues and actions when faced with ethical dilemmas
  • Identify the key considerations when creating a culture of ethical behaviour.
  • Benefits

    What does ethical behaviour have to do with business success? Everything. Your reputation is your most valuable asset and behaving ethically and in accordance with the Code of Ethics, is an essential element to maintaining and enhancing your reputation. Research has shown that the more often we are reminded of our ethical obligations the higher the likelihood we will respond appropriately when faced with an ethical dilemma.


    Topic: Ethics & Integrity, People & Leadership

    Sub-Topic: Ethics, Personal Effectiveness

    Format: Recorded Webinar

    Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate

    CPD: Upto 4 hours