4.7 (50)

Allison McLeod, DL

Allison M. McLeod LL.M. CPA A PLLC


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


  • What is "Ethics?"8 mins
  • What are Primary branches of ethical thoughts?18 mins
  • Different types of normative theory29 mins
  • What is Deontology?54 mins
  • What is Virtue ethics?68 mins
  • Whistleblowing provisions78 mins
  • Different types of CPA certificates in Co118 mins
  • Different types of unlawful acts125 mins
  • What is integrity?133 mins
  • To know more about misrepresentations167 mins

Course Description

4.0 CPE Approved Ethics Course for Colorado CPAs

Professional conduct and ethical behavior are really the backbone of the entire accounting and auditing profession. These components form the foundation upon which our creditability with the general public is built, without which, there is no profession. Whether you are a practitioner in public accounting or business and industry, you must always act in accordance with the requirements that define professional conduct and ethical behavior. This course fulfills the 4.0 CPE Ethics requirement for Colorado CPAs

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, Title 12, Article 2 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, and the Rules of the State Board of Accountancy found in Chapter 3 of the Code of Colorado Regulations, Section 705-1. These sources govern the practice and responsibilities of Colorado CPAs. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.

Learning Objectives

  • To educate licensees in ethics of professional accounting as CPAs.
  • To convey the intent of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and the Colorado Rules & Regulations in the performance of professional accounting services/work, not to adhere to the mere technical compliance of such rules.
  • To assist the CPA in applying ethical judgment in interpreting the rules and determining public interest. Public interest should be placed ahead of self-interest, even if it means a loss of job or client.
  • To review the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and Colorado Rules & Regulations and to discuss their implications for persons in a variety of practices.
  • The Colorado Statutes and Rules that pertain to CPAs licensed to practice in the state of CO. You will become familiar with the CO Revised Statutes, the Rules of State Board of Accountancy, and Policies adopted by the Board currently in effect and how statutes, rules, and policies pertain to them.

Who Should Attend?

  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA (Industry)
  • Young CPA
  • CPA in Business





Allison is a very knowledgeable and articulate presenter. This is a good course to take to meet our educational requirements and parallel you actually learn something


The webinar was quite informative and gave detailed understanding regarding the AICPA CoPC and Colorado regulations. Allison was a great narrator for this kind of topics.






It was a good experience but more visual aids would have added to the experience.


This webinar had so much info and has me thinking about things I had not thought of. Even though this is not my primary focus it is good to have this info. Thanks So Much