Ethics is at the heart of any trusted leader in their organisation. The role of the professional accountant goes beyond technical knowledge and experience. They must be trusted by their client or employer to act diligently and ethically - in their best interests, while maintaining due regard for the public interest.

Join Sara Harvey and Ian Waters as they talk through fundamental ethical principles and the tools required to promote ethical behaviour within a profession or an organisation. 

Key Features 

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why is ethics important?
  • Why do we have a Code of Ethics and Conduct?
  • What are the fundamental principles?
  • How to handle ethical challenges?

Speakers Details 

Sara Harvey FCCA

Sara Harvey is a director of Hines Harvey Woods Ltd, Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors, based near Norwich in the UK, providing audit, accountancy tax and business advisory services to small- and medium-sized businesses. She has over 30 years' experience in the accountancy profession, starting her training with KPMG in 1977. After a career break, she moved to a smaller practice, concentrating on smaller owner managed businesses, joining her current practice in 2000.

Elected to the Council of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2001, she served until 2010, with terms as vice-chair of their SME Committee and Chair of their Auditing Committee. She has also served on the Accounting Standards Board’s Committee for Accounting for Smaller Entities, the Auditing Practices Board SME Audit sub-committee, and the FEE Professional Ethics and Competences Working Party, and is currently a member of the CCAB Ethics Group and the ACCA Global Forum for Taxation.

Ian Waters
Head of Standards, ACCA

Ian joined ACCA’s Regulation Directorate in 2004, having previously spent more than 15 years in practice, and five years delivering training and consultancy services to small firms of accountants. He heads up a team whose responsibilities include maintaining ACCA’s regulations and Code of Ethics and Conduct, and ACCA’s relationships with its lead regulators and ACCA’s Regulatory Board.

Ian will often lead on ACCA’s participation in consultations concerning ethics and other areas of regulation, and represents ACCA on various ethics-related networks and working groups. He is a member of both ACCA and ICAEW, and has a Master's Degree in Applied and Professional Ethics from the University of Leeds.