Ethics for CPAs (4 Hours)

Overview: 

Satisfy your Ethics requirement and benefit from a comprehensive review of ethics rules and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. This seminar provides insight into the rationale and philosophy behind the rules. You’ll learn about:

  • Independence, integrity and objectivity
  • Frivolous complaints and discreditable acts
  • Professional standards
  • Ways to protect yourself
  • Confidential client information
Objective: 

To satisfy the Ethics requirement for CPAs and emphasize the need for prudent ethical judgment when interpreting the rules and determining the public interest. You’ll use case studies and discussion questions to understand how to apply the rules to real ethical dilemmas.

 

This seminar qualifies to satisfy the general Professional Ethics requirement in all states, except the following states which require state-specific Ethics: AZ, DE, FL, LA, MI, MS, NJ, NY, OH, TN, TX, VA, WA, WY.

Emphasis: 
  • Ethics defined
  • Kohlberg’s Six Stages of Ethical Development
  • Judgments and values
  • Professional responsibility: issues for accountants
  • Rules enforcement
  • Causes of unethical behavior
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Advertising
  • Independence, conflicts of interest and objectivity
  • Record retention and ownership of information
  • Reciprocity and portability
  • Contingent fees, commissions and referral fees
  • Forms of organization
  • Tax transparency
  • Comfort letters
  • Rules governing unprofessional conduct
    – For all professions
    – For CPAs specifically
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Prerequisite: 

None.

Preparation: 

No advance preparation required.

Level of Knowledge: 

Basic.

CPE Credit: 
4.00
NASBA Field of Study: 
Regulatory Ethics