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Professional Ethics for Public Practice

All CA ANZ members resident in New Zealand must complete four hours of ethics training every 5 years. This webinar series is designed specifically for professional accountants with a focus public practitioners.

Content Description

In this 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, and by working through a range of exercises based on typical dilemmas faced by members, especially in public practice, you will revise the principles, threats to principles and key requirements of the Code of Ethics and enhance your knowledge of ethics and ethical decision making models.

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

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

    Part 1: Ethics in context

  • 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
  • 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 public practice 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

    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.

    Join us for this webinar series not to only meet your professional obligations but to see that acting ethically can be a business changer.

    Nick Dangerfield FCA has delivered ethics training to members in public practice, business, public sector and Government. Nick has over 25 years of senior management experience.


    Topic: Ethics & Integrity

    Sub-Topic: Ethics

    Format: Recorded Webinar

    Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced

    CPD: 4 hours