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The reliance of the public and the business community on sound financial reporting and advice on business affairs imposes on the accounting profession an obligation to maintain high standards of technical competence, morality and integrity. To this end, a member or associate of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants shall at all times maintain independence of thought and action, hold the affairs of his clients in strict confidence, strive continuously to improve his professional skills, observe generally accepted auditing standards, promote sound and informative financial reporting, uphold the dignity and honor of the accounting profession, and maintain high standards of personal conduct.
CPE-1965 and cover
Accountants -- Professional ethics -- Standards -- United States
Accounting | Taxation
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, "Code of professional ethics & numbered opinions " (1965). AICPA Professional Standards. 198.