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Ethics and Conduct for Utah CPAs

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Mike Goossen

Entigrity Offshore Staffing

  • CPA (US)

Published: March, 2021

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


  • Purpose of the Code of Ethics
  • Principles of Ethics for Utah CPAs
  • Rules of Ethics
  • Interpretations of the Code of Ethics
  • Acceptance of Gifts by the Internal Auditor

Course Description

This course satisfies the 3-HOUR UTAH Board of Accountancy ethics requirement for all licensees.  IT DOES COVER THE 1 HOUR UTAH ACCOUNTANCY ACT.  It covers what ethics are and some of the different approaches to ethics.  The course covers much of the AICPA Code of Ethics and many interpretations of the Code, particularly in the independence area.

Also covered are the following topics:

  • Utah Board of Accountancy Regulations
  • Professional Standards/Pronouncements and Recent Changes and Additions
  • Continuing Education (CE) and CE Reporting Requirements
  • Commissions and Contingent Fees
  • Common Violations/Complaints
  • Recent Relevant Court Decisions.

Ethics of other professions such as attorneys and internal auditors are discussed and compared to the CPA code of ethics.  Relevant court cases and the current Enron case are discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • To examine the philosophical aspects of ethics
  • To discuss definitions of terms that are necessary to understand ethics
  • To understand the newer rules of Independence (Unit Two)
  • To describe the applicability of the rules (Unit Three)
  • Examine the role of the attorney in our society (Unit Five)
  • To discuss the impact of various court cases on the profession (Unit Five)

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • VP Accounts
  • Young CPA