We all know (or at least it is hoped and perhaps assumed that we all know) right from wrong, how to behave with clients, what types of activities are taboo, what words aren't to be spoken in polite company, how to use discretion when dealing with client information. But we're not just talking about the Golden Rule here. The best way to ensure cooperation and adherence to the rules is to put the rules and expectations in writing.
Does your accounting firm have a published code of ethics? Read the results of a recent survey on business ethics and see how some of our accounting peers are handling the issues of ethics in their firms.