Ethics and conducts for Kansas CPAs

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Mike Goossen


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