ETHICS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: An Introduction

ETHICS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: An Introduction provides a practical overview of professional ethics for accountants, corporate governance and business ethics. 

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Contents of ETHICS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: An Introduction

ETHICS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: An Introduction provides a practical overview of professional ethics for accountants, corporate governance and business ethics. Written in a user-friendly style and packed full of examples it covers topics including:

  • What ethics are
  • Professional ethics for accountants in practice
  • Professional ethics for accountants in business
  • Fundamentals of corporate governance
  • Board structures
  • Responsibilities of directors
  • The internal control environment
  • The regulation of business ethics and
  • Narrative reporting

Perhaps you’re an accountancy student or a newly qualified accountant looking for an introduction to professional ethics or maybe you’re looking to take your first move into industry and wondering how professional ethics affect you – this is the head start you need.

A basic guide to corporate governance principles.

An introduction to professional ethics for accountants.

Practical guidance on resolving ethical dilemmas.

Structure of ETHICS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: An Introduction

Chapter 1 introduces the concept of ethics, explaining what ethics are, how they are regulated and why they are important to businesses and accountants.

Chapter 2 introduces professional ethics for accountants, highlighting the various laws, regulations and codes professional accountants are required to adhere to.

Chapters 3 and 4 break this down further with many more detailed examples for professional accountants in practice and professional accountants in business respectively. Each of these chapters is accompanied by a small selection of case study type scenarios.  Chapter 5 then explores ethics for professional accountants outside of a work environment.

Chapter 6 moves on to explore corporate governance, introducing the concept and offering an overview of the regulatory framework for corporate governance, directors and their responsibilities, board structures, company secretaries, the internal control environment and audit.

Chapter 7 moves beyond corporate governance to business ethics more generally, touching on features of ethical businesses and exploring, at a high level, a selection of the laws and regulations which support ethical business practices.

Chapter 8 offers a selection of other resources readers may wish to refer to for further information.

You may also be interested in our other books including AUDIT: An Introduction and UK ACCOUNTING & REPORTING: An Introduction

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