This symposium will cover two key themes: ‘Behavioral Ethics for the Accountant’ and the importance of ‘Doing the Right Thing’.
The research being done in the field of behavioural ethics can help us understand the key factors that influence our behaviour, particularly intentional or unintentional actions that violate our own ethical standards and those codified in the CPA Code of Professional Conduct. In this symposium, we will specifically explore the concept of fraud through a behavioral lens.
Focusing exclusively on results can lead to “doing whatever it takes” instead of “doing the right thing.” As professionals, it falls to us to generate the expected business outcomes with integrity and dignity. Working ethically protects your professional designation, builds your reputation and brand, and makes your organization, industry, and country better places to live and work.
By the end of this symposium, participants will be able to:
- Explore the reasons for conflict between personal values, organizational and societal pressures, and the CPA code of professional conduct
- Identify the behavioral components of fraudulent behavior
- Focus on “doing the right thing” instead of “doing whatever it takes” in our efforts to achieve business outcomes
- Confidently work with integrity and dignity to maintain public trust in the CPA profession
- Review the fraud triangle through a behavioural lens
- Gain a clear picture of psychological biases, and societal and organizational pressures
- Leverage a multi-scorecard, checks and balances approach for ethical decision-making
- Assess and audit decisions and actions for ethicality.
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Any CPAs and finance professionals looking for guidance and support in building an ethical culture of trust within their teams and organizations.