International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants


The International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards) is effective as of June 15, 2019. In addition to extensive restructuring changes, the Code includes substantive revisions, including to the conceptual framework. The conceptual framework explains how all professional accountants are required to apply the Code in order to comply with the fundamental principles of ethics, and where applicable, be independent. 

The IESBA eCode is a web-based tool that delivers the Code in a digital platform. The eCode includes “app-like” features and functionalities, which better demonstrates the Code’s “building blocks” architecture and scalability.


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A New Landscape for Ethics Standards
IESBA Revised Restructured Code Webinar April 2019
Changes Relating to the Provision of Recruiting Services to Audit Clients
The Enhanced Conceptual Framework
Key Structural Changes – What and Why?
The Role of the IESBA Consultative Advisory Group
What Key Changes will Impact Auditors
Webcast: IAASB Receives Update on Changes to IESBA Code
IESBA Revised Restructured Code Webinar
Introducing the IESBA eCode
IFAC Webinar: Raising Awareness on the 2018 Code of Ethics

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Stavros Thomadakis, Chair
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Ken Siong, Senior Technical Director
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Diane Jules, Deputy Director
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