At Haggards Crowther, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our chartered accountant services. This Code of Ethics serves as a guiding framework for our employees and partners, outlining the principles that underpin our commitment to integrity, transparency, and professionalism.
1. Integrity and Professional Conduct
1.1. We will conduct ourselves with integrity and honesty in all our professional interactions and engagements.
1.2. Upholding the reputation of Haggards Crowther is paramount, and we shall not engage in any behaviour that compromises the trust placed in us by clients, stakeholders, or the public.
1.3. We will comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and professional standards governing the accounting profession.
1.4. Transparency and accuracy will be the hallmarks of our work. We shall not misrepresent facts, falsify records, or provide misleading information to clients or authorities.
2. Client Confidentiality and Trust
2.1. We recognise the importance of client confidentiality and will treat all client information with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.
2.2. Any information shared with us by our clients shall not be disclosed to third parties without proper authorisation, except when required by law or professional regulations.
2.3. We will avoid conflicts of interest and disclose any potential conflicts promptly to clients.
2.4. Our recommendations and advice will always be in the best interests of our clients, taking into account their unique circumstances and objectives.
3. Professional Competence and Due Care
3.1. We will continually enhance our professional knowledge and skills to provide high-quality services that meet the evolving needs of our clients.
3.2. Our work will be carried out diligently, with due care, competence, and thoroughness.
3.3. We shall maintain proper records and documentation of our work to ensure transparency and accountability.
4. Independence and Objectivity
4.1. We will maintain independence in mind and appearance while providing our services. We shall avoid any undue influence that could impair our objectivity and judgment.
4.2. Our professional advice and recommendations will be free from any bias or conflicts of interest.
4.3. We will promptly disclose any circumstances that may affect our objectivity or independence to clients.
5. Responsibility to Society and the Environment
5.1. As responsible members of society, we will contribute positively to our local community and support initiatives that promote social well-being.
5.2. We will strive to reduce our environmental impact and adopt sustainable practices in our operations.
6. Reporting Ethical Concerns
6.1. All employees and stakeholders are encouraged to report any potential breaches of this Code of Ethics or other unethical behaviour through the appropriate channels.
6.2. Haggards Crowther will ensure that any such reports are treated confidentially, and appropriate action will be taken to address the concerns.
This Code of Ethics embodies the values and principles that guide Haggards Crowther in its commitment to professional excellence, client trust, and ethical conduct. By adhering to these principles, we uphold the reputation of our firm, promote the best interests of our clients, and contribute positively to society.