Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers

This Code of Ethics demonstrates our guiding principles to encourage a positive model for the practice of bookkeeping

The Code provides the fundamental ethical principles and values to guide our professional practice and professional relationships, to protect the integrity of the Association, the profession, and the recipients of bookkeeping services.

ICNZB is the professional body for bookkeepers in New Zealand. We strive for excellence in bookkeeping across diverse fields of practice and offer our members and New Zealanders a collective identity for the profession. 

This Code of Ethics articulates our commitment to maintaining a high level of trust and integrity for ourselves and our clients. 

Our members are bound by this Code of Ethics

Members are expected to practice the following fundamental principles:

  • Confidentiality
  • Ethics
  • Duty of care
  • Conflict of interest
  • Contracts
  • Fees
  • Payment
  • Intellectual property and moral rights
  • Quality assurance
  • Professional conduct
  • Equality and discrimination

The Code of Ethics also directs members on their responsibilities and duties to the association.

  • Updated: 17 August 2018