Professional Standards

Chartered Accountants Ireland has joined other professional bodies including lawyers, and accountants in making a collective statement pledging to continue their work to tackle bribery, corruption, tax-evasion, money laundering and the financing of international terrorism, as world leaders meet in London for the Anti-Corruption Summit 2016. Anthony Harbinson FCCA, chair of CCAB's Anti Money Laundering Task Force and Director of Safer Communities, Northern Ireland Department of Justice, said: "sharing knowledge, skills and intelligence with our fellow professionals and with all agencies fighting for this cause is an important step in the summit's aims to drive our corruption." "It is therefore important that there is a cohesive and comprehensive agreement across the professions to counter bribery and corruption.  Accountants are often the first line of defence in tackling these deplorable activities that are threats to economies, especially emerging economies - and also to public trust.  Ultimately, bribery and corruption is harmful - to busines, to society and to individuals." Read the full CCAB press release.

May 12, 2016

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