REGULATORY ETHICS GUIDEBOOK FOR CPAS: AICPA CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

4.6 (2378)

Allison McLeod, DL

Allison M. McLeod LL.M. CPA A PLLC

  • CPA

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

Overview

  • What are ethics?2 mins
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct21 mins
  • Case Study: The Culture of Me36 mins
  • Subordination of Judgement70 mins
  • Objectivity and Independence95 mins
  • Case Study: Buca di Beppo123 mins
  • Whistleblowing Provisions171 mins

Course Description

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 webinar provides insight into the rationale and philosophy behind the rules. You’ll learn about:

  • Independence, integrity and objectivity
  • Frivolous complaints and discreditable acts
  • Professional standards
  • Ways to protect yourself
  • Confidential client information

Speaker and author, Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA, will educate and inform CPAs not just on what is the right thing to do according to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct but how to put your values into action! As part of this course, we will also look at various schools of ethical thought and walk through real-world examples of individuals and companies faced with moral dilemmas.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the integrity and objectivity as promulgated by the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and understand its importance to the CPA.
  • To explore situations where the CPA may be susceptible to subordinating his/her judgment to a client or employer.
  • To recall the independence as promulgated by the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and understand its importance to the CPA.
  • To recognize the ascertain situations which could threaten a CPA’s independence.
  • TO identify the conflicts of interest and the use of contingency fees can subvert independence.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • Accounting Firm
  • CPA (Industry)
  • Young CPA
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Accounts Director
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Accounting Managers
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Certified Public Accountant

Testimonial

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RL

Very informative and engaging.

RR

It was a great crse. The online delivery of the crse worked very well - I was able to have the webinar on one monitor and have the downloaded webinar presentation on another screen. I was able to answer the questions using the online tool.

MC

The class was insightful, and Allison is a great educator.

VK

The instructor was extremely engaging for a 3.5 hour ethics course. I found her examples very interesting and relevant.

JS

Ms. McLeod was so interesting and because of that, the time went by very quickly. She is superb.

AB

It was a good Informative webinar.