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Ethics, integrity & professionalism

7 ethics questions finance professionals should ask prospective employers Logo cgma

  Samantha White |   Free |   AICPA and CIMA |   04 Jan 2017 |   CGMA Magazine

A CGMA briefing, prepared in conjunction with the Institute of Business Ethics, sets out some steps individuals can take to conduct ethical due diligence on a prospective employer. This article lists the 7 key questions a candidate should ask.

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  • Management accounting: Ethics, integrity & professionalism: Ethics, integrity & professionalism

8 Comments/Reflections

Marian Lakshika Fernando

Marian Lakshika Fernando Jun 2022

It is important to know the values of the employer or the potential employer as an accountant. It can be understood by asking the key questions highlighted in this article.
Robert A. Selvage

Robert A. Selvage May 2022

Lead by example . . . remembering that those around you in the organisation should be doing the same . . . you can always find another organisation to work with if you are not in agreement with an organisation and it's individuals' approaches . . . Integrity is paramount . . .

I have seen some great people lead by example in places of work, when being paid and unpaid (volunteering) . . . this was when they acted with professional integrity, so important . . . who do you want to be associated with is very important . . .
Alan Barnett

Alan Barnett Mar 2022

One wonders if you should be asking questions or driving the ethical change necessary or at least leading by example
Daniel Peruzzi-Kwan

Daniel Peruzzi-Kwan Dec 2021

Of the seven questions given in report it would be interesting if they had of considered any more important than others?

For example I would consider a whistle blowing procedure more impotent than any other as this would give any employee the ability to call out problems to then be addressed. The questions asking what do they have in place already would be a great secondary question as this gives a benchmark as to what kind of company you are going into.
Dumisani Dlamini

Dumisani Dlamini Oct 2021

Ethics should be driven from the top and ethic tone set at that level