Standards of Ethical Conduct for Management Accountants

• Maintain an appropriate level of professional competence by ongoing development of their knowledge and skills.
• Perform their professional duties in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and technical standards.
• Prepare complete and clear reports and recommendations after appropriate analyses of relevant and reliable information.
• Refrain from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of their work except when authorized, unless legally obligated to do so.
• Inform subordinates as appropriate regarding the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of their work and monitor their activities to assure the maintenance of that confidentiality.
• Refrain from using or appearing to use confidential information acquired in the course of their work for unethical or illegal advantage either personally or through third parties.
• Avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest and advise all appropriate parties of any potential conflict.
• Refrain from engaging in any activity that would prejudice their ability to carry out their duties ethically.
• Refuse any gift, favor, or hospitality that would influence or would appear to influence their actions.
• Refrain from either actively or passively subverting the attainment of the organization’s legitimate and ethical objectives.
• Recognize and communicate professional limitations or other constraints that would preclude responsible judgment or successful performance of an activity.
• Communicate unfavorable as well as favorable information and professional judgments or opinions.
• Refrain from engaging in or supporting any activity that would discredit the profession.

• Communicate information fairly and objectively.
• Disclose fully all relevant information that could reasonably be expected to influence an intended user’s understanding of the reports, comments, and recommendations presented.
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