In January I noted that ACCA had pipped the ICAEW to the post by a year, by introducing an exam on ethics.
It seems that CIMA are also going down the same route. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants has launched revisions to its qualification, the Certificate of Business Accounting, which is designed to develop the fundamental skills and techniques.
This includes modules ranging from business economics and financial accounting through to ethics, corporate governance and business law.
Robert Jelly, Director of Education, emphasises the focus on ethics.
The ICAEW were to introduce their new syllabus this year, which included a separate exam on ethics, unfortunately owing to unspecified problems the new syllabus will not go live until 2007.