Ethics for the CFO

For many executives, ethical decisions can be challenging. Learn why it’s important for CFOs to embrace ethics in choices that have repercussions not only for themselves, but organizations and the public as well.

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Online On-Demand Event

CFOs are routinely subject to ethical dilemmas, and must handle constant pressure from internal and external parties in their professional lives. Because the decisions made by a CFO can have a profound impact on an organization, it is essential to have the right knowledge and skills to navigate ethical issues in business and accounting.

One wrong decision by the CFO can lead to a loss of trust and a damaged reputation among peers, board of directors, employees, customers, suppliers and the general public.

In this online course, you will engage with interactive case studies, theory and real-life ethical events as you delve into the importance of ethics for CFOs.

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4 CPD hour(s)
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You will learn about:

  • key responsibilities of a CFO and the role of ethics
  • reputational risk and ethical decisions
  • common ethical issues faced by CFOs with supply chain
  • codes of ethics and professional codes of conduct
  • how to recognize a conflict of interest
  • working ethically with stakeholders
  • the importance of the whistleblowing function in an organization
  • various ethical case studies, focusing on the CFO perspective

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This material is provided for educational purposes only. Although it has been carefully prepared and reviewed, the author and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) cannot accept legal responsibility for its contents or for any consequences arising from its use. The materials are meant to provoke and facilitate thought and reflection. The guidance provided to participants in response to these items is not to be interpreted as conclusive judgment on any specific situation and should not be directly applied to other situations

The course will make references to CPA Ontario’s Code of Professional Conduct. If members operate in a different jurisdiction, they should understand the contents of the code of conduct in their respective province, along with any differences from CPA Ontario’s Code of Professional Conduct.


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