Code of Ethics


A code of ethics is important for businesses to establish to ensure that everyone in the company is clear on the mission, values and guiding principles of the company. It provides employees with a framework of which rules exist, from a regulatory and law-enforcement standpoint and how to act in the gray areas of value-based ethics that aren’t always clear. We at Watermark Accounting Incorporated have created and maintain a code of ethics with a specific purpose to develop the company culture based in the highest standards of best business practices, GAAP, lawfulness and yes we believe and HAVE a strong morale backbone.

Professional Conduct

Watermark Accounting Incorporated and all related parties are like minded, or at least we make every effort to vet our client base and vendors to the best of our ability to insure like-mindedness. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has built a foundation for professional conduct in since 1887. Our organization, supports and upholds the AICPA’s publicly available Code of Professional Conduct. This document includes GAAP and a myriad of core ethical provisions that are the foundation of our services and practices. We also abide by and follow the law and all regulatory, governmental and community guidelines.

Value-Based Ethics

Ethical behavior, in our opinion does go beyond the minimum required by laws and regulations. Value-based ethics get to the heart of your corporate culture. It defines how you want your business to be seen by the community. It establishes a component of your brand beyond your product or service. We support community involvement and participate in ocean and beach clean up days twice a year.

Professionalism Defined

Our core values include integrity, honest sales practices and respectful conduct to co-workers. We do not define a book by its cover and are comfortable with a casual Friday business attire in the office.

Should something go wrong

Our code of ethics stresses the importance for all employees to engage in ethical behavior. But that is just the starting point. We NEVER support two wrongs make a right. We provide guidance for steps employees can take if they become aware of behaviors that do not live up to the company’s ethical standards and policies. These range from simple one-on-one conversations reminding employees of the ethical code to formal reporting mechanisms for something considered a serious lapse in ethical behavior. We reach for the stars and expect our entire team to reach with us.