Guardian Role of Professionals in Upholding Ethical Governance
CPD Units:1.5 units
Language: Chinese (Supplemented with English PPT)
Good corporate governance and ethical leadership are widely recognised as important factors in minimising the risk of corruption and malpractices in the workplace. Professional accountants provide invaluable advice to senior management on corporate governance and act as guardians watching out for malpractices and non-compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Accountants who perform their guardian role well can spot the red flags, blow the whistle and guide companies to maintain sound risk management and control systems to prevent corruption and related malpractices.
With reference to the ICAC’s experience on investigation and corruption prevention work, our speaker, Larissa Chow will introduce the relevant ordinance and analyse common corruption risks and ethical issues encountered by company directors, senior management and accounting professionals in their daily work.
Ms Larissa Chow joined the Community Relations Department of the ICAC in 1998. Throughout the years, she has been conducting corruption prevention training to staff members in public and private sectors, as well as organising different projects to promote anti-corruption messages to all walks of life. In her current post in the Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, she is promoting business ethics and professional integrity to the business community of Hong Kong, including senior management of private companies and professional bodies.