Social media has introduced to professionals a global platform for promoting services to an ever-growing audience in order to network and reach out to new clients. It is increasingly a key focus of marketing strategy. Not only this but it is a space within which professionals can share and acquire knowledge.
This week marks the first anniversary of the start of #metoo movement. The last 12 months have seen a seemingly unabaiting global conversation about the rising number of reports of sexual harassment, both inside and outside the workplace. Julie Norris and Charlotte Judd discuss sexual harassment in the workplace and firms’ regulatory obligations, calling for better #metoo related guidance from accounting regulators.
Last week The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants® (IESBA®) released a new Code of Ethics for professional accountants. The IESBA is the global independent standard-setting body that sets ethical standards, including auditor independence requirements for professional accountants. IESBA is one of the standard setting boards of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). IFAC is a global body for the accountancy profession which aims to strengthen the profession and contribute to the development of strong international economies.