The independence of auditors was the focus of an international forum hosted by the Ethics Committee of the International Federation of Accountants in Brussels on Oct. 11

The forum's participants included more than 150 regulators, standard-setters, leaders of accountancy organizations and members of the profession. The group discussed IFAC's ongoing work to clarify and update the group's IFAC Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. Participants also emphasized the need to educate not only members of the profession but also regulators, management, boards and audit committees on the expectations of independent auditors. Suggested ways to enhance the code included:

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