PhD student wins 'best academic essay' award

Posted by ap507 at Feb 05, 2014 12:28 PM |
Michelle Spiteri Bailey receives award from Professions for Good and the Institute for Business Ethics

PhD student Michelle Spiteri Bailey (pictured) from the School of Management has been awarded 'Best academic essay’ by Professions for Good and the Institute for Business Ethics (IBE) for her paper on how to put ethics and the ‘public good’ back at the heart of the financial auditing process in light of recent scandals and regulatory reform.

Inaugurated in 2012, but undertaken in 2013 in partnership with the IBE, the Professions for Good Ethics Writing Awards seek to promote the significance of codes of ethics and standards and the confidence and trust these engender.

Michelle said: “Ethics and trust are values which I have always tried to adhere to in my profession as an auditor, but the failure of so many financial institutions created a crisis of public confidence in the auditing industry.

"The only way our profession will survive is by upholding the highest possible standards, and I am therefore glad that my work on this subject has been recognised as it shines a light on some of the practical steps and strategies we can use to put ethics back at the heart of the auditing process.”

The 2013 awards opened for entry on 22 October 2013 and closed on 9 December 2013.

  • Michelle's award-winning entry can be downloaded here.
  • More more information click here.

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