The main aim of this research is to understand the practice of ethics in a public accounting office (KAP). Hence, this research is developed with the basis of interpretive paradigm. The collaborative theory (ethnomethodology, structuration and spiritual intelligence or SQ) used to explore comprehendship meaning of ethics in everyday practice. The result of this research are; First, in this KAP, the managing partner has a strong change strenght in his organization. Whilts in the organization context, the management of this KAP is more in informal climate. Nevertheless, in the framework of ESQ it can be understood that the informal pattern developed here would be the manifestation of Madia’s (as a chief) internal dimension that has a view and action that are not always based on a certain convention, a flexible behaviour, a tendency to maintain life quality inspired by visions and values, and also the tendency of Madia to see the relationship between lots of things (to view in a “holistic” way). Second, the structuration pattern is not only rolling in the context of interaction between human being and organization, but also in the context of social environment setting. With an informal pattern developed in a KAP, the praxis of ethics which is developed here is coming from the effort of Madia as a chief and the shared of value that is held by him is rolling personally. Whilst, this effort is unseparable from the social context coped with this individual and organizational context. Ethical praxis is always happen because the existence of a strong external pressure, both from clients, the user, and those who have interest in this public accountant service (banks and tax officer) and also the ruler body in the field of public accountant (IAI and the Republic of Indonesia Financial Department).
Keywords: Practice of ethics, public accountant, structuration, ethnomethodology, ESQ