All financial books, records and accounts must accurately reflect transactions and events and conform to the generally accepted accounting principles and to the Company’s system of internal controls.
Information must not be falsified or concealed under any circumstances. Examples of unethical financial or accounting practices include:
- Making false entries that intentionally hide or disguise the true nature of any transaction;
- Improperly accelerating or deferring the recording of expenses or revenues to achieve financial results or goals.
- Maintaining any undisclosed or unrecorded funds or “off the book” assets.
- Establishing or maintaining improper, misleading, incomplete or fraudulent account documentation or financial reporting;
- Making any payment for purposes other than those described in documents supporting the payment; and
- Signing any documents believed to be inaccurate or untruthful.