Conflict of interest
In McDonald Carter / McCarter Group, we believe in "People First". However, employees should avoid any situation that involves, or appears to involve, a conflict between their personal interests and the interests of the Firm. That means employees should avoid circumstances that might affect their judgement or impartiality when performing their jobs. A conflict of interest exists if any employee has any interests or activities held outside the Firm that may be advanced at the expense of the Firm or its clients. In general, employees are advised to refrain from letting personal and/or financial interests and external activities come into opposition with the Firm’s fundamental interests.
The responsibility of resolving a conflict of interest starts from the immediate supervisor and may reach Senior or Top Management. All conflicts of interest will be resolved as fairly as possible. Top Management has the responsibility of the final decision when a solution can not be found.
Employees must disclose any obligation, commitment, relationship or interest that could conflict or may be perceived to conflict with his or her duties by making a declaration with CONFIDENCE using this Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.
Where an employee is found to have any real, apparent or potential conflict of interest but FAILED TO DECLARE, the employee is in violation of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and may be subject to legal claims or proceedings or disciplinary measures including termination of employment.
Please choose "Yes" or "No" in the situations below.
The term “affiliated persons” includes:a) Your immediate family members, i.e. spouse, children, parents, siblings or any relatives.b) Any corporation or organisation or entity of which you are a board member, a committee member, a director, an officer, a partner or an employee; andc) Any corporation or organisation or entity of which you are a shareholder or the beneficial owner of any class of securities (with the exception of holdings in public-listed companies, unless you have substantial holdings of 5% or more).
Anti bribery policy
McCarter Group and McDonald Carter upholds the highest standards of professional integrity and ethical conduct required of every partner, officer, employee and third parties who perform services for or on behalf of the Group.
The Group and all the employees are committed to compliance with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption (MACC) Act 2009 (“MACC Act”), subsequent amendments to the Act and all guidelines issued by relevant authorities pertaining to the same.
This Policy aims to ensure that all Employees (defined below) and Associated Persons (defined below) of the Group are aware of their obligation to disclose any corruptions, briberies, conflicts of interest or similar unethical acts that they may have, and to comply with this Policy to follow highest standards of ethical conduct of business.
All Associated Persons are not permitted to pay, offer, accept or receive a bribe in any form.
In accordance with the policy of the firm, all partners, staff, subcontractors, and consultants involved in or connected with audit work, must complete, and sign a statement of confidentiality as a condition of employment.
Inappropriate use of client’s confidential information would be grounds for dismissal. A breach of the rules regarding confidential information will be considered as gross misconduct and could, subject to investigation, result in instant dismissal and, in certain circumstances, legal action.
I HEREBY DECLARE that I have read and understood all the information, declarations, and restrictions provided in this Declaration. I have answered the questions above truthfully and honestly, to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I am aware of the need to keep clients’ affairs confidential.
Should any of the circumstances above change, I shall inform the Management immediately.