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Ethics and conducts for Kansas CPAs

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Mike Goossen

Entigrity Offshore Staffing

  • CPA

Published: March, 2021

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


  • Introduction to the Code of Ethics
  • Interpretations of Rules of Conduct
  • Professional Responsibilities of the CPA
  • Alternative Practice Structures (APS)
  • Applicability of the AICPA Code of Ethics

Course Description

This course introduces the ethical standards for the CPA, irrespective of it being employed in public, governmental, or private accounting practices. The course discusses applications of the standards in a professional context. The Principles discussed here are based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct, which is the standard for all CPAs.

This course fulfills the Kansas Board of Accountancy Four-hour ethics requirement for all licensees. This course explains the issues, developments, and problems addressed by recent AICPA and SEC Ethics pronouncements and updates.

Key points covered:

  • Integrity
  • Objectivity and Independence
  • The SEC's Auditor Independence Requirements
  • Alternative Practice Structures (APS)
  • Professional due care
  • Applicability of AICPA Code of Ethics

Learning Objectives

  • To explore the philosophical aspect of ethics
  • To recognize composition, applicability, and compliance of AICPA code of Ethics
  • To identify the principles that provide overall environment of code of ethics
  • To recall the professional due care aspect
  • To recognize the application of the AICPA code of Ethics

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Accounts Director
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • VP Accounts
  • Young CPA







What presentation? All I saw were slides that were not pertinent to the questions at all. I ended up having to look up the AICPA code of conduct just to get the right answers on the quiz because the slides were terrible.