ICB members are committed to professional excellence, robust ethical standards, and compliance with the professional & technical standards required by ICB USA.
The purpose of this Code is to assure ICBUSA members adhere to the rules, guidelines, and standards entrusted to them by the public. Society expects and trusts the professional bookkeeper to be truthful, careful, diligent and conduct themselves in a professional manner in the employment or public practice of the general public. This code of conduct outlines what is expected from all of our members of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers of the United States of America. This code has been developed based on the experience and expected level of professionalism required for a ICBUSA member to effectively discharge their duties in an excepted manner. The code of conduct will be enforced through sanctions up to expulsion if not followed.
The regulations make clear the basis on which a member may be found to have committed misconduct sufficient to be expelled from membership, and also include the additional responsibilities placed on members in public practice. The regulations set out the correct process for resigning membership and for disciplinary hearings but, above all, they provide guidance to bookkeepers and an objective benchmark by which members can be assured of their own integrity and professional excellence.
ICB Professional Conduct Regulations
ICB Recommended Best Practices Guidelines
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