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Ethics and Governance

Professional Citizenship as an Accountant

CPD Hours: 2

Price: R237.50

Title / Topic

Professional Citizenship as an Accountant

Presenters : Caryn Maitland


Professional accountants are leaders and role models in the business world. What they do and how they do it impacts many others in the form of clients, staff, family, friends as well as society at large.  

South Africa, together with many counties around the world, has many challenges with corruption being a top issue.  What can we do, as professional accountants to combat this disease? How can we reflect on our personal and business ethics to work towards creating a community and country that we are proud of and that the next generation will be proud of?  

As Francis of Assisi famously said, “Start by doing what is necessary; then what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” 

Learning objectives  

By the end of this webinar the attendee should: 

  • Be aware of, and reflect on what it means to be a professional citizen; 

  • Consider the responsibilities they have in their personal, business and professional capacities to the country; 

  • Consider what it means to protect “public interest”; 

  • Consider King IV’s view on corporate social responsibility; and 

  • Reflect on how ethical behaviour impacts on citizenship. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • What is professional citizenship? 

  • What are your responsibilities as a citizen? 

  • The Code of Conduct and protecting public interest. 

  • Corporate social responsibility: 

    • According to statute. 

    • According to King IV. 

  • Challenges and problems encountered. 

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