Trust and Ethics

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Critical thinking, ethical decision making, transparency, accountability, leadership, and professional judgement are foundations of the accounting profession.

Foresight calls for CPAs to be the stewards of trust in the digital economy. With a strong focus on public interest, CPAs will be called upon to bring ethical leadership into today’s complex world.

Here’s your chance to contribute and advance the Canadian dialogue on trust, ethics and technology. Participate in our Quick Polls and share your ideas with other CPAs in our Forum.

Our online engagement is an inclusive dialogue where you are encouraged to come back, see what's new with the Foresight initiative, and continue to participate in online conversations as they evolve.

Critical thinking, ethical decision making, transparency, accountability, leadership, and professional judgement are foundations of the accounting profession.

Foresight calls for CPAs to be the stewards of trust in the digital economy. With a strong focus on public interest, CPAs will be called upon to bring ethical leadership into today’s complex world.

Here’s your chance to contribute and advance the Canadian dialogue on trust, ethics and technology. Participate in our Quick Polls and share your ideas with other CPAs in our Forum.

Our online engagement is an inclusive dialogue where you are encouraged to come back, see what's new with the Foresight initiative, and continue to participate in online conversations as they evolve.

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    Fake news. Misinformation. Bias. These unfortunate realities create opportunities and challenges for accountants responsible for providing reliable and trustworthy information to their clients. Have you encountered this at your organization? How did you work through it?

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  • Share an ethics-related dilemma created through technological implementation and tell us about the outcome

    by Samah, 4 months ago
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    The metaphor of a double-edged sword is often used in describing technology. One side reflects the myriad of opportunities technology can provide for professional accountants and their organizations. The other side denotes the imminent challenges that need to be safeguarded against. The second of a four-part series, Technology is a double-edged sword: Opportunities and challenges for the accountancy profession, discusses ethical leadership in an era of complexity and digital change in further detail. Read the publication and let us know your input!

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  • Let’s talk about bias

    by Samah, 8 months ago
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    In Ethical Leadership in an Era of Complexity and Digital Change we note that:

    Cuban-French author Anaïs Nin said, “We see things not as they are, but as we are.” As PAs, we are committed to being objective and acting with integrity, but our ability to do so is challenged by unconscious biases such as groupthink and confirmation bias. Biases at an individual level can cloud our judgment and threaten our ability to apply fundamental ethical principles consistent with the profession’s commitment to the public interest.

    Harvard’s Implicit Association Test (IAT) is an interesting tool to help us uncover unconscious biases and examine them more closely. 

    Once you’ve tried one or more of the IATs, tell us what you think. Did you find them useful? What did you learn? 

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