A CPA is challenged in today’s work world to not only serve his/her client or employer but also to protect the public interest by ensuring that there is transparency in financial reporting or there is fair administration of the tax laws. In balancing the two interests, a CPA may find him or herself in an ethical dilemma. This course covers not only basic ethical frameworks, but also specific rules from the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, Washington Public Accountancy Act, and the Board Rules found in the Washington Administrative Code. These sources govern the practice and responsibilities of Washington CPAs. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.
Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, is currently a full-time Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She has also taught at the UNT College of Law as an adjunct law professor. Prior to her career in academia, Professor McLeod spent 18 in industry, working for a Big 4 accounting firm. a major retailer and an international cement company. In addition to her academic duties, Professor McLeod has had the privilege of teaching ethics to Texas CPAs across the State since 2011 and regularly serves as an expert witness on accounting malpractice cases. She is the owner of CPAEthicsOnline.com, which provides ethics CPE courses online for CPAs nation-wide. She occasionally serves as an expert witness in accounting malpractice cases.
Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, has served as an expert witness in multi-million dollar cases involving tax litigation and accounting malpractice. Professor McLeod also a full-time Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Her courses include Ethics, Corporate Taxation, Tax Research and Financial Accounting. In addition to her academic duties, Professor McLeod has had the privilege of teaching ethics to Texas CPAs across the State since 2011 and regularly serves as an expert witness on accounting malpractice cases.
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