Guardian role of professionals in upholding ethical governance - Workshop 2018

Good corporate governance and ethical leadership are widely recognised as important factors to minimise 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:

Introduction

  • Current corruption scene
  • Guardian role of accounting professionals in corruption prevention and ethical governance

Benefits of practising professional / business ethics and the 3-As Model

     Awareness

  • Relevant provisions of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance
  • ICAC case illustrations and points-to-note

     Assessment

  • Ethical issues encountered by accounting professionals
  • Video show and discussion

     Action

  • Personal governance – GPS Ethics Compass
  • Corporate governance – Corporate Ethics Compass
  • Role of accounting professionals in corruption prevention and upholding ethical governance


Trainer profile:

Mabel Chu has been working in the Community Relations Department of the ICAC for over 20 years. Throughout the years, she has accrued experience in liaising with various sectors and giving corruption prevention seminars for personnel from government and private sectors. She currently serves in the Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre of the ICAC as Senior Community Relations Officer to promulgate ethics and anti-corruption messages to the business community of Hong Kong.

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Enjoy 10% savings when you register for any three or more workshops in the Finance for the Future Program 2018.

* The fee paid is non-refundable. Transfers must be advised in writing and received by CPA Australia at least five working days prior to the event date. Transfers can only be made once and are subject to workshops within Finance for the Future Program 2018.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the guardian role of accounting professionals in upholding ethical governance
  • Gain an awareness of corruption and related malpractices in the workplace enhanced
  • Learn the relevant sections of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and regulations in relation to the duties and responsibilities of directors and professionals in preventing corruption and malpractices

Audience

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.

1.5 hours

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