Articles

What would you do? Your weekly ethical dilemma challenge

28 Mar 19
by Jodi O'Callaghan
You are a qualified accountant. You have been asked, by your line manager, to complete a costing exercise with a very short deadline and limited resources.

What would you do? Your weekly ethical dilemma challenge

21 Mar 19
by Jodi O'Callaghan
It's time to exercise your ethics muscle in our weekly challenge!

You have been part of a team working on a large and complex project. You have heard that a fairly major error has shown up as part of the financials for the project.

"I am a trusted advisor"

19 Mar 19
by Cris Parker
Trust is the talk of the town at the moment. Rebuilding, regaining, retaining. But as much as you think you deserve to be considered trustworthy, it is not something that can be self-nominated. Cris Parker, a Director with The BFO, explains why.

Positive challenges for the outsourcing and advisory industry in a post Royal Commission era

14 Mar 19
by Boris Bieler
Boris Bieler CFA, FCPA (Australia) is a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath and raises awareness of the Oath in his role as guest lecturer at Macquarie University and UTS when lecturing on topics around auditing, risk management, corporate governance and ethics in banking. We invited Boris to provide his insights on what he thinks some of the positive challenges might be for the outsourcing and advisory industry, post Royal Commission.

What comes after the question of 'Should We'?

14 Mar 19
by Pauline Vamos
Pauline Vamos, a director with The Banking and Finance Oath and the new Chairman of Freedom Insurance gives her take on how the financial services industry can recover and move forward following the Hayne Royal Commission.

What would you do? Your weekly ethical dilemma challenge

13 Mar 19
by Jodi O'Callaghan
A colleague has recently prepared a new spreadsheet which is used to produce a weekly report for the bank’s liquidity committee. You are responsible for updating the underlying data which feeds into the spreadsheet to produce the report...

The Oath

  • Trust is the foundation of my profession.
  • I will serve all interests in good faith.
  • I will compete with honour.
  • I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
  • I will help create a sustainable future.
  • I will help create a more just society.
  • I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision

A banking and finance industry that meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.