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IMA Publishes New Book on Ethics

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), announced today the release of a new book, Curt Verschoor On Ethics – Timely Columns from Strategic Finance Magazine. The book will be available for purchase on the IMA website on October 18.
 
“Curt Verschoor On Ethics” provides management accounting and finance professionals with real-world, proven insights on key business ethics topics and serves as a guide to improve professional judgment, model ethical behavior, and assist with ensuring integrity and ethical decision making in business.

This 12-chapter book is authored by Curt Verschoor, CMA, CPA, and former senior finance officer of several large, international public companies. Verschoor is also a thought leader within IMA and a longtime author for its flagship publication, Strategic Finance. He oversaw the development of the revised IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice, and is now the current Chair-Emeritus of IMA’s Committee on Ethics. In 2016, he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World for thought leadership in trustworthy business.

Edited by Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CMA, CPA, the book covers a variety of business ethics topics, including:

  • The value of a strong ethical culture
  • Public and management accounting ethics
  • Ethics of executive compensation
  • International ethics standards

“Ethics are crucial to the success of a company, no matter how big or small,” said Verschoor. “This book serves as an effective tool for educators and a guide for accounting and finance professionals as they navigate today’s tricky business climate and foster a solid ethical foundation for customers, employees, and shareholders.”

The book, launched in conjunction with the Carnegie Council’s Global Ethics Day on October 18, 2017, provides an opportunity for organizations around the world to explore the meaning of ethics in international business.