Ethics is about three very personal, exciting and fundamental questions - who we are, how we relate to others, and what we choose to strive for - and so it demands a document, which is more concise, more lively, and more attention-grabbing than the GAAP standards, which, let's face it, is not only long, but is also about as dry as last year's biltong. All CAs(SA) have studied for ages, and passed the FQE, which is bloody hard, so we know that they have the skill-set to do loads of complicated things in the accounting / tax/auditing space. Awesome! The thing is, skills are only half the deal. CAs(SA) have jobs that involve other people trusting them. remember that your integrity is one of the only things that is truly yours: no-one else can take possession of it (even if you want them to), and no-one else can throw it away. And, if you are stupid enough to throw it away yourself, it'll be a more of a job to get it back.
I in style I Ethics for everyone Ironically, by most people’s standards, I’m totally dope”, I have called it a Declaration still young – I haven’t even had my first of Professional Ethics. Think of it as an proctologist appointment yet – but the exposure draft for a short, sharp SAICA genuinely eternal youth of students already pronouncement on ethics, in everyday makes me feel old and – worse! – out of language, with some minor swear words touch. For me, “the Hoff” is still Michael for added effect. To make sure that it gets Knight, “Twitter” is a sound made by more attention than the CPC (for example, birds, and “c u l8r” is an indication that the every CA(SA) reads it just once), perhaps cellphone network is malfunctioning. we can get it set to music and, on the night EThICS IS ABOuT ThREE VERy PERSONAl, ExCITING ANd fuNdAMENTAl quESTIONS – WhO WE ARE, hOW WE RElATE TO OThERS, ANd WhAT WE ChOOSE TO STRIVE fOR But nothing makes me feel so out of that FQE results are released, it can be 34 touch as when I give the Accounting sung in chorus by everyone that passes. Ethics lecture on the Code of Professional On second thoughts, maybe people can Conduct (CPC). I mean, these are people just join the Facebook group. who manage to share their whole lives in tweets of 140 characters or less, and Declaration of professional ethics I’m expecting them to become intimately All CAs(SA) have studied for ages, and familiar with a document of 76 pages! passed the FQE, which is bloody hard, so we know that they have the skill-set to do loads Now, perhaps you are thinking that of complicated things in the accounting / accounting students have to be able to tax/auditing space. Awesome! The thing is, read long documents – after all, GAAP skills are only half the deal. CAs(SA) have standards aren’t exactly renowned for image: iStock Photo jobs that involve other people trusting them. their brevity – but ethics is different from, Sometimes, hugely. You could even say that say, accounting for the Effects of Changes the whole f
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