Chartered Accountants Ireland launches new ethics resource at Annual Conference

May 11, 2018

Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny plays host to over 300 Irish business leaders at Chartered Accountants Annual Conference

Friday, 11 May 2018, Kilkenny

conference2018-01-minThe President of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Shauna Greely, has today (Friday 11 May 2018) unveiled a new ethics resource to assist Chartered Accountants in complex decision-making.

Addressing over 300 delegates at the Institute’s Annual Conference in Kilkenny this morning, President Shauna Greely said:

“Chartered Accountants have a long tradition of adherence to the highest standards of ethical behaviour and acting with integrity in the public interest – I believe it’s what defines our ‘Chartered’ designation.  Governance is also an important pillar, as so many of our members are leading players in business decision making.

“So, I’m delighted to launch a new, one-page Ethics Quick Reference Guide, with the title Five Fundamental Principles, Five Practical Steps.  The full Institute Code of Ethics is 182 pages, therefore this one page guide will be a welcome and timely resource for all members. 

“It’s an example of how as an Institute we’re bringing focus to the areas which set Chartered Accountants apart.  It also shows how we’re anticipating the future and how we’re evolving to meet it.”

The Institute’s new guide is available to download from our website, here.

Conference attendees this morning also heard from keynote speakers Ms Francesca McDonagh, Group Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland who spoke on the evolution of banking – today and beyond, and Dr. Daniel Susskind, author and Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford whose presentation dealt with the future of the accountancy profession.

Reflecting on the title of this year’s conference, Ms Greely described the rapidly changing business landscape in which Irish Chartered Accountants operate.

“This year, our Conference takes the theme Evolve. The global business landscape is constantly shifting. Technology has a greater impact on how we work and how we relate to one another.  As a profession, we cannot afford to stand still. We must develop as a profession to focus on the higher value skills which businesses need now more than ever.”

ENDS

Reference:  Bryan Rankin, Marketing Manager, Chartered Accountants Ireland T: (01) 637 7268 / M: 087 2047905

Note to editors:

Chartered Accountants Ireland is Ireland's largest and longest established professional body of accountants founded in 1888. The Institute currently represents 26,500 members around the world.

Photos from today’s Annual Conference will be issued to picture desks by Iain White Photography at noon today, Friday.

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