Good corporate governance and ethical leadership are widely recognised as important factors to minimize risks of corruption and malpractices at workplace. Professional accountants provide invaluable advice to senior management on corporate governance and act as guardians watching out for malpractices and non-compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Accountants who perform their guardian role well can spot the red flags, blow the whistle and guide companies to maintain sound risk management and control systems to prevent corruption and related malpractices.
With reference to the ICAC’s experience on investigation and corruption prevention work, the speaker will introduce the relevant ordinance and analyse common corruption risks and ethical issues encountered by company directors, senior management and accounting professionals in their daily work.
Key topics covered:
Benefits of practising professional / business ethics and the 3-As Model
Katherine Ma, Senior Community Relations Officer, ICAC
Katherine joined the Community Relations Department of the ICAC in 2007. She has worked in various regional offices of the ICAC throughout the years and has an extensive experience in presenting probity seminars for both private and public sectors. Having designed different strategies in connecting various segments of the community, she has also implemented education and publicity projects of different scales to disseminate integrity messages and engage public support to the anti-graft cause. Having been posted to the Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre of the ICAC since July 2016, she is now responsible for supporting the Centre to promote business ethics and anti-corruption messages in local and overseas business communities.
This workshop is suitable for professional accountants, company directors, management and anyone who are interested in identifying the common corruption risks and ethical issues encountered by company directors, accounting professionals and senior management.