Professional Integrity & Human Rights Course Outline
21st September – 21st October 2020
The fundamental ethical principles for accountants across the globe requires a professional accountant to be one of integrity and who exercises straightforwardness and honesty; one who is objective and independence- free from bias, avoid conflict of interest or undue influence over others while maintaining professional competence and due care. These ethical principles are geared towards enhancing professional behavior and avoid actions that may bring the profession into disrepute.
Given their nature of work, accountants face ethical dilemma of confidentiality in their consideration to report. There are many instances when accountants may come across situations where they must consider making a report and or whistle blow, for example, fraud; theft; bribery; tax offences; market abuse; or breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations among other such vices.
It is against the foregoing that ICPAK and Amnesty International Kenya have designed Professional Integrity & Human Rights Course that embeds a human rights approach to fighting corruption and ensuring accountability. The course aims at bringing an additional value to a community of accountants that is already exposed to courses on ethics, fraud prevention, detection and response. By building conscious leadership capacities within the accountancy profession, Wapi Nduru Program will provoke accountants to recognize that their silence in the face of financial malpractice and malfeasance enables human rights violations.
What is this course about?
This 5-week learning experience catalyzes the accountancy profession to champion Chapter 6 of the Constitution and national values in their respective spheres of influence. By the end of the course, participants should demonstrate courage, confidence and commitment to monitor, document and report cases of corruption and fraud in a manner that is safe.
WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THIS COURSE?
By the end of this course, participants should be able to: –
- Clearly define how professional integrity enhances the protection and promotion of the Bill of Rights (knowledge)
- Describe tools and tactics to safely monitor, document and report fraud/corruption within the accounting profession (skills)
- Demonstrate courage and commitment to blow the whistle on corruption and fraud guided by relevant legislations and protocols (confidence)
- Proudly adopt NDURU the protagonist of Professional Integrity & Human Rights protection, championing for a culture of zero-tolerance to corruption in line with Chapter 6 of the constitution (attitudes)
- Articulate human rights concepts and become part of a global the human rights movement (commitment)
All Members of ICPAK in good standing are eligible to attend this course. Members who enroll in the programme are required to undertake ALL the course sessions to qualify for certification and award of the of 5 Structured and 5 Unstructured CPD hours.
TOPICS AND DATES
All sessions will take a duration of 2 hours maximum, starting at 1600hrs- 1800hours as outlined below:
|1.||Session 001 – Orientation||Monday 21st September 2020|
|2.||Session 002 – Corruption & Human Rights||Wednesday 23rd September 2020|
|3.||Session 003 – Professional Integrity||Monday 28th September 2020|
|4.||Session 004 – Identifying & documenting corruption and fraud (part 1)||Wednesday 30th September 2020|
|5.||Session 005 – Identifying & documenting corruption and fraud (part 2)||Monday 5th October 2020|
|6.||Session 006 – Reporting and acting on corruption and fraud (part 1)||Wednesday 7th October 2020|
|7.||Session 007 – Reporting and acting on corruption and fraud (part 2)||Monday 12th October 2020|
|8.||Session 008 – Personal Safety & Security||Wednesday 14th October 2020|
|9.||Session 009 – Where are we at with the Whistle-Blower Bill?||Monday 19th October 2020|
|10.||Session 010 – Graduation||Wednesday 21st October 2020
This is training is free, with training costs all catered for by ICPAK and Amnesty International Kenya
CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
Members of ICPAK will earn 5 Structured and 5 unstructured CPD units upon successfully attending all Sessions of the Course.