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Accountants should stay on the straight and narrow

The international movement towards more ethical business practices and more guidance for professional accountants facing ethical dilemmas is gaining momentum.

Accountants will be influenced and motivated to behave ethically if the corporate culture of their employers embraces and promotes ethical behaviour.

WITH the tip of his pen on the verge of signing the cheque, Mr Ong hesitated. Staring at the cheque, the high-flying group financial controller, who has been earmarked to be the next chief financial officer, could hear the diabolical voice of his chief executive officer ringing in his ear like a...