The professionalism and ethical standards associated with the  Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and expressed in the Institute's fundamental principles and statements underpins all our work.  Those fundamental principles are:

  • A member should behave with integrity in all professional and business relationships.  Integrity implies not merely honesty but fair dealing and truthfulness.
  • A member should strive for objectivity in all professional and business judgements.  Objectivity is a state of mind which has regard to all the considerations relevant to the task in hand but no other.
  • A member should not accept or perform work which he or she is not competent to undertake unless he obtains such advice and assistance as will enable him to competently carry lout the work.
  • A member should carry out his or her professional work with due skill care and diligence and expedition and with proper regard for the technical and professional standards expected of him as a member
  • A member should conduct himself or herself with courtesy and consideration towards all with whom he comes into contact during the course of performing his work.

These ethics provide an anchor of dependability and stability that has served the western business world well.  The ethics are taken for granted as the framework in which professional services are rendered.  Underlying these professional ethics there are a deeper strata of values and purpose that provide the cohesive matrix for the business world.  My own views at this level can be found through the "threads" page.