AAT - Professional Ethics


Studying for the AAT Ethics exam

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The AAT Ethics syllabus

The syllabus for Professional Ethics is split into 4 main learning outcomes (LOs):

LO1. Understand principles of ethical working

LO2. Understand ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers

LO3. Understand when and how to take appropriate action following any suspected breaches of ethical codes

LO4. Understand the ethical responsibility of the finance professional in promoting sustainability

A good page to start on if you are unclear where to begin would be the overview Ethics page. In addition to this page, learning outcomes 1 to 3 are then covered by the pages on Conflicts of Interest and Ethical Threats, Professional and Corporate Ethics and Corruption and Bribery. Sustainability (LO4) is covered by looking at the page on Social and Environmental Issues.

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