Code of Conduct for the Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors
As of February 22, 2006
Goal: To establish a set of principles and practices for the Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors that will set parameters and provide guidance and direction for board conduct and decision-making.
Code: Members of the Board of Directors of the Illinois CPA Society are committed to observing and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their responsibilities on the board of the Illinois CPA Society. Board members pledge to accept this code as a minimum guideline for ethical conduct and shall:
- Faithfully abide by the Articles of Incorporation, by-laws and policies of the Illinois CPA Society.
- Exercise reasonable care, good faith, loyalty and due diligence in organizational affairs.
- Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information that may result in a perceived or actual conflict of interest, and abstain from participating in debate, negotiation or decision-making whenever a decision or lack of decision would affect any personal interest, unless such conflict of interest is properly disclosed.
- Abstain from accepting, directly or indirectly, any gift, favor, service, employment or any other item that is offered with the intent to influence board decision-making.
- Maintain a professional level of courtesy, respect and objectivity in all Illinois CPA Society activities.
- Strive to uphold those practices and assist other Illinois CPA Society members of the board in upholding the highest standards of conduct.
- Exercise the powers invested for the good of all members of the organization rather than for his or her personal benefit, or that of organizations or constituencies they may represent.
- Ensure the right of all association members to appropriate and effective services without discrimination with respect to gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, religion, age, political affiliation, geography or disability, in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors
February 22, 2006