A Vocation of Finance and Accountancy in Buddhism

Phraphattanaphong Siripanto



             Financial and accountant vocation was not that interesting occupation. It, however, was in every organization in which it was a profession with plans and regulations as well as vocational ethics that was designated by written notice supported in accordance with the law. To be responsible in finance and accountancy needed to have Buddhist principles to perform with vocational ethics. The ethics of finance and accountancy hold four aspects: 1) be honest, 2) be careful, 3) be responsible for the confidentiality of organizational finance and involving people, and 4) do not distribute the financial documents to others without the permission. The Buddhist principles that finance and accounting officer should follow in order to support the effectiveness of the mentioned aspects above included the following: three honesties, supportive Dhamma, Four Iddhipāda, Four Gharavasadhamma, and Hiriottappa. Financial and accountant vocation was a supervision, check, and report of the financial status. In addition, in other details of organizational document, the officer was the one who was knowledgeable, skillful, and honest, had specific ability, and kept up accurately the ethics of finance officer as well as developed oneself and organization progressively by behaving completely and perfectly as doing good things without announcing them to the world.


Keywords: Finance and Accountancy, Ethics, Buddhist Principle

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