Category Archives: Ethics Matters

Good News – Winter 2011

Written on January 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm, by

Helping Haiti Last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti gave multimillionaire philanthropist, James Ansara, of Essex, MA, a chance to do more than just write a check. While he wrote some checks, and large ones at that, Mr. Ansara did much more. Days after the quake hit, he was up to his elbows in rubble, repairing…

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Ensuring Integrity Conference Ask Auditors to Understand the Big Picture

Written on January 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm, by

Held in New York City on December 2, 2010, the Fifth Annual Ensuring Integrity in Auditing Conference asked auditors to understand the big picture, and seek a culture of consultation because the public expects it. Co-sponsored by the NASBA Center for the Public Trust and the Baruch College Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, the…

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CPT Establishes Development Committee

Written on December 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm, by

Winter 2010 The NASBA Center for the Public Trust has established a Development Committee to promote its advancement and fundraising efforts. Joe Cote, retiring Executive Vice President of NASBA, agreed to Chair the Committee and will continue to do so as a volunteer after his official retirement from NASBA and PCS on January 1, 2011.…

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Resolving to be Trustworthy

Written on December 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm, by

Winter 2010 By Larry Bridgesmith, J.D. The Center for the Public Trust has spent a significant amount of time this past year attempting to more carefully define the “public trust” we seek to advance. Perhaps to a great degree, trust is like the proverbial “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” adage. Can trust…

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And the Winner is…The CPT

Written on December 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm, by

Winter 2010 The first Center for the Public Trust (CPT) Silent Auction held during NASBA’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, was a huge success. Held on October 25, 2010, with 112 items donated, the CPT made just over $44,000. Kudos to the Friends of the CPT, who spent countless volunteer hours coordinating, coaxing, and…

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Vice Presiden’t Voice – Winter 2010

Written on December 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm, by

My 12-year old son, Christian, got very sick last month and was to be given a dose of steroids to reduce the swelling in his lungs. When the doctor stepped out of the examining room, Christian told me he didn’t want the steroids. When queried, he said, “It’s not right. I can’t take steroids!” I…

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Good News – Winter 2010

Written on December 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm, by

Winter 2010 CPT Web site Noted The CPA Journal, the monthly publication of the New York State Society of CPAs, named the NASBA Center for the Public Trust Web site as Web site of the month in its November issue. Author Susan B. Anders noted, “One of the best features of the Web site is…

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SCPT Launches Second Chapter

Written on December 1, 2010 at 11:52 am, by

The NASBA Center for the PublicTrust launched its second Student Center for the PublicTrust (SCPT) chapter in Birmingham, Alabama, on November 4, 2010. More than 55 students participated in an interactive leadership presentation made by Alfonzo Alexander, Chief Relationship Officer for NASBA, at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC). The SCPT Chapter at Birmingham- Southern College provides a…

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Constructing A Strong Base of Support

Written on March 1, 2010 at 11:49 am, by

“Ethics is the most important thing in one’s personal and business life.” This response was given by long-time supporter of the NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Milton Brown, when asked why he personally supports the CPT. Donors give for a variety of reasons, but the resounding thought was echoed by each person surveyed –…

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Ethics and the Middle Manager: Creating “Tone in the Middle”

Written on March 1, 2010 at 11:48 am, by

Creating a culture of ethics is often frustrated by a lack of attention and commitment by middle managers Creating a culture of ethics requires all levels of employees believe that the organization wants to act ethically in all it does. Emphasis since 2001 on “tone at the top,” one of the legacies of the misbehavior…

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