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Duncan & Toplis director joins accountancy ethics board

Duncan & Toplis director joins accountancy ethics board

Duncan & Toplis Director and Head of Technical and Compliance, Stuart Brown has been appointed as a member of an influential ethics advisory committee for the accountancy profession.


The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Ethics Advisory Committee reviews the technical advice provided to  ICAEW members, gives advice on complicated or precedent-setting cases and contributes to the development of new guidance and other policy issues. The committee also participates in consultations, provides recommendations and gives feedback to other relevant committees.

Appointed as a Duncan & Toplis director in March 2020, Stuart Brown is an advocate of ethical standards in the profession and believes they have a central role in building and maintaining the public’s trust in the services provided by ICAEW member firms. 

As a director, Stuart plays a leading role in ensuring that technical, quality and ethical standards are maintained at Duncan & Toplis. Stuart also coordinated the company’s contribution to recent national reviews into the future of the audit industry.

Speaking about his appointment to the ICAEW Ethics Advisory Committee, Duncan & Toplis director Stuart Brown said:

“I believe that ethics and behaving in an ethical manner are the absolute foundations of being a chartered accountant. As trusted advisors we must uphold the reputation of the ICAEW. It is a great honour to be able to represent myself and Duncan & Toplis on the EAC and be in a position to influence the decisions that it takes.”

Stuart will sit on the committee for a two year term, with the committee meeting four times per year. The role is unremunerated.

Duncan & Toplis is one of the largest accounting and business advisers in the East Midlands, supporting more than 12,00 businesses and individuals and employing more than 400 people. Established in 1925, Duncan & Toplis has 11 offices in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Loughborough, Louth, Melton Mowbray, Newark, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford. 

More information on the ICAEW Ethics Advisory Committee can be found on the ICAEW website

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