Ethics - Introduction to the IESBA Code (Part 1)

To promote awareness, adoption and implementation of the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards).


  • Understand the need for the accountant to be ethical;
  • Be aware of the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants;
  • Be aware of International Independence Standards;
  • Understand the five fundamental principles; and
  • Understand how to identify threats.


Every accountant must be a highly ethical individual who follows specific ethical guidelines, to ensure a trusting relationship is maintained with their clients.

The International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards) (“the Code”) sets out fundamental principles of ethics for professional accountants, reflecting the profession’s recognition of its public interest responsibility.

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), in collaboration with the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), has developed a publication series titled Exploring the IESBA Code, with the intention to promote awareness, adoption and implementation of the Code.

This webinar forms part of a series consisting of 6 events, that unpack the IFAC’s publication series into easy-to-understand pieces with practical examples and a focus on South African requirements. To obtain the webinar as part of the series priced at R 1,700 click here.

The first installment can be purchased as a stand alone CPD event at R 475 by selecting the REGISTER NOW button on this page.

In this first installment the technical expert starts with the basics and covers the following:

  • An introduction to the Code;
  • Understanding the Five Fundamental Principles that govern every professional accountant’s behaviour; and
  • Identifying threats (Step 1 of the Conceptual Framework).


The following pricing apply:
Ad hoc: R475.00
Subscription: N/A

This event can be bought as part of a series consisting of 6 events. The series price is R1,700 (Click here to view series).


Study unit 1



Lettie Janse van Vuuren

Lettie is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Auditor, as well as an Assessor and Moderator. As a professional trainer and webinar host, she is able to hold the attention of an audience with her relaxed and humorous presentation style.  She has a unique ability to communicate with delegates at their respective levels of knowledge and experience.  Over the last 20 years, she has trained thousands of partners, managers, trainee accountants and other professionals.

She is responsible for researching, compiling and presenting the SAIBA Quick Update Subscription package.


By attending this webinar, you will be provided with:  

  • Summarised slide presentation. 
  • Reference documents and / or course material where available.
  • Access to a technical knowledge base.
  • Recorded webinar that includes an expert presenter.

R 475 VAT Incl.

Additional Course Information

Category Practice Management
Accredited SAIBA
Verifiable CPD Hours 2
Non-verifiable CPD Hours N/A
Effort 2 hours
Duration 2 hours
Format Webinar
Level Moderate
Assessment Yes
Study Material No
Course Date 22 September, 2020
SKU CPD200099M Categories ,

Who should attend?

Business Accountant (SA)

Business Accountants  in Practice (SA)


Accounting department staff

Trainee accountants

This event is included in the following subscription packages:

If you are not a subscriber, you need to purchase the event as a stand-alone event or subscribe to a SAIBA subscription package.

How to subscribe

Subscribers pay less for their CPD points.
SAIBA offers 4 subscription packages that provides access to everything to run a successful accounting and tax practice.

Pay a small monthly amount and gain access to monthly webinars covering ethics, financials, reporting, audit and assurance, working papers, law, technology, management topics, and tax.






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