Ethics Rules, interpretations and Guidance for CPAs in Alaska

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Jason Dinesen, EA

Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C.

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

Overview

  • Introduction to code of ethics
  • Key principles of ethics
  • Important rules of ethics
  • Major interpretations of the Code of Ethics
  • Ethics of other professions, cases, and current ethical problems

Course Description

This is a specialized course fulfilling the Four-hour ethics requirements for all licenses of the Alaska Board of Public Accountancy. It includes an understanding of ethics and some of the various approaches towards ethics. This course covers the huge ground of the AICPA Code of Ethics and many interpretations of the Code, specifically in the independence area. 

Key points covered:

  • Professional Standards or Pronouncements and Recent Changes & Additions
  • Continuing Education (CE) and CE Reporting Requirements
  • Commissions and Contingent Fees
  • Common Violations or Complaints

Recent Relevant Court Decisions

  • Ethics of other professions such as attorney and internal auditors 
  • Relevant court cases like the Enron case

Learning Objectives

  • To explore ethics as a philosophical aspect
  • To recognize the “trust” function in our society
  • To recall definitions and terms necessary to conceptualize ethics
  • To recognize the updated rules of Independence
  • To identify the applicability of these rules
  • To recognize the cases that have influenced court cases in ethics

Who Should Attend?

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

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