CDP Ethics Tool

Design and development of an online tool for assessing the CIMA Code of Ethics, commisioned by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The intended audience are high level Management Accountants, already CIMA certified, or preparing to take certification in the future. For this reason, the design had to be engaging and easy to use, whilst maintaining the overall CIMA brand. The tool takes the user through a series of scenarios, each presenting a different ethical dilemma in the workplace. The user is then encouraged to call upon the CIMA Code of Ethics to decide upon an option presented in a multiple choice list. At the end of the test, the user is given a final score & overall feedback onthe choices they made. The tool is fully responsive and was built using a bespoke MVC PHP/MySQL framework, which includes an admin interface to manage scenarios or query the database for user stats.

The tool received excellent feedback from both the students and the leading trade press including The Accountant, Accounting Web, and The Global Accountant. It continues to be used successfully.


“Erwan gave us support from the drafting stages. He guided us not only around the technical aspects of the tool, but also how to make it user-friendly and engaging.

He always delivered on time, was good at communicating on progress, and provided suggestions and solutions where we had questions.”

(Camilla Hedborg, Project Manager)