On this page, you will find a range of ethics resources and educational and training material produced by the CCAB, to help professional accountants comply with the requirements of the Code of Ethics.
Why ethics is so important to the profession
In the video below, Professor Pat Barker (academic, accountant and public body leader) discusses what ethics means to her, and why ethics is so important to the profession.
Resilience under pressure
The ethical survey of the profession undertaken by CCAB in 2021 revealed that some accountants face significant pressures to act unethically.
On 15th June 2023, the CCAB Ethics Group hosted an ethics webinar to highlight the learnings from that survey and to promote strategies for making better ethical decisions; and to discuss the ethical challenges and opportunities facing accountants. The webinar featured views from a range of contributors and a Q/A session with members of the CCAB Ethics Group.
Key themes arising from the webinar were that:
You can watch a clip of the webinar highlights here:
At the webinar, we showed a short film discussing the ethical challenges facing accountants. Watch the film here.
Ethical challenges facing the accountancy profession
We asked five professionals with business experience and an accountancy regulator for their views on a range of topical ethical issues.
Ethics as a competency
Ethical decision making
Accountants as agents for change
Whistleblowing and speaking up
Watch Dominic Hall discuss the importance of speaking up
The CCAB webinar on 15th June 2023 featured a session on “speaking up” presented by Ann Buttery, Head of Ethics, Policy Leadership at ICAS.
Advice to young accountants
We asked our panel what advice they would give to youngers members of the profession.
See what they had to say