Code of Ethics Policy
The mission of the Finance Department includes significant efforts to promote ethical conduct in the practice of financial management and to protect and secure the assets of our organization. The following principles reinforce our responsibilities to our employer, our clients, the public, and other stakeholders. Members of the Finance Department will:
- Act with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest in personal and professional relationships.
- Provide information that is accurate, complete, objective, relevant, timely and understandable.
- Comply with rules and regulations of Community Services Consortium, federal state, and local governments, and other appropriate private and public regulatory agencies.
- Act in good faith, responsibly, and with due care, competence, and diligence, without misrepresenting material facts or allowing one’s independent judgment to be subordinated.
- Respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of one’s work except when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose. Confidential information acquired in the course of one’s work will not be used for personal advantage.
- Share knowledge and maintain skills important and relevant to our organizations’ needs.
- Proactively promote ethical behavior as a responsible partner among peers, in the work environment, and in our community.
- Achieve responsible use of and control over all assets and resources employed or entrusted to our organization.
Excerpted from Statement on Auditing Standards No. 99 “Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit,” 2002 (AICPA)