ACCOUNTANTS & MALPRACTICE: CAN WE GET SUED FOR THIS?

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Allison McLeod, DL

Allison M. McLeod LL.M. CPA A PLLC

  • CPA
  • CMA
  • CPA(Canada)
  • TEP

Before starting this self study program, please go through the instructional document.

Overview

  • What are the common law duties of accountants?25 mins
  • What is negligence ? What are different negligence based torts?28 mins
  • How intentional torts can hurt accountants?35 mins
  • What are the breach of contract? What can be claimed against accountants for breach of contract?85 mins
  • Understanding the statute of limitations95 mins
  • What the law says to pay for the damages caused?104 mins

Course Description

This seminar will review situations in which a CPA or accounting professional may have to be in danger of being sued.  We will cover common law causes of action, such as negligence, and the relevant standards and case law defining what constitutes reasonable practitioner behaviour. This course is ideal for lawyers, CPAs, EAs, tax preparers, accountants and insurance personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the elements of negligence, the common law cause of action.
  • Explain what constitutes reasonable practitioner behavior with reference to practice standards and common law.
  • Ascertain how to avoid common pitfalls that could lead to the practitioner being sued.

Who Should Attend?

  • Enrolled Agent
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Accountant
  • Business Owner
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • Accounting Firm
  • Tax Pros
  • CPA (Industry)
  • Auditors
  • Tax Firm
  • Young CPA
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Outsourced CFO
  • Senior Accountant

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