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Professional Ethics for CMA

  • Accountant
  • CMA

Published: December, 2021

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Course Description


  • Ethical Standards for Certified Management Accountants (CMA’s)
    2 mins
  • IMA Statement on Ethical Professional Practice
    3 mins
  • Conflicts of Interest: Ethical Behavior versus Legal Behavior
    13 mins
  • Typical Ethical Dilemmas Accountants Face
    21 mins
  • Fraudulent Financial Reporting
    25 mins
  • Cookie Jar Reserves
    29 mins
  • From C-Suite to Prison
    42 mins
  • Resolution of Ethical Conflict
    53 mins
  • Fraud and Collusion
    61 mins
  • Ethical Versus Legal Behavior
    85 mins
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Ethics
    94 mins
  • Ethical Considerations for Organizations
    126 mins

Course Description

Ethical and professional behavior based on the code of conduct creates a foundation that provides employers, clients, and other stakeholders in society bedrock of trust in any profession. Therefore, professionals such as Certified Management Accountants are required to adhere to their institutional standards as a custodian of public trust.

Despite the guidelines and code of conduct rulings, just like any other profession, the accounting industry professionals also face ethical challenges.

This Online webinar provides an overview of ethical challenges and dilemmas that accountants in the industry frequently face. This Online Ethics CPE webinar also provides strategies for dealing with those dilemmas. 

This Ethics course draws on several real-world frauds to illustrate the “slippery slope” that often leads to fraudulent behavior. The CPE Ethics course also covers the three elements of the “The Fraud Triangle”, providing insight into the conditions that can result in fraud.

This online CPE webinar on Ethics for CMAs covers the following Key Subject Areas:

  • Ethical considerations for accounting professionals.
  • Ethical dilemmas.
  • Examples of fraud.
  • Strategies for dealing with ethical dilemmas.
  • The Fraud Triangle.
  • Differences between legal and ethical behavior.
  • Ethical aspects of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).
  • Ethical considerations for accounting organizations.

This Ethics course for CMA provides useful sources for guidance on how to deal with ethical challenges. Further, this Online course covers the Professional Ethics material outlined in the content specification outline for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Part 2 examination.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the four standards of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) “Statement of Ethical Professional Practice”, competence, confidentiality, integrity, and credibility.
  • To recognize how ethical issues such as manipulation of results, analysis, and budgets can develop.
  • To identify the appropriate course of action for management accountants to take when confronted with an ethical dilemma.
  • To identify the three components of the Fraud Triangle model.
  • To identify the purpose of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the practices it prohibits

Recommended For

  • This online CPE webinar on Ethics is recommended for CMAs who desire to have updated guidance on dealing with ethical challenges. 
  • This CPE webinar is also recommended for Accounting Professionals working with CMA professionals.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Accountant
    • Accounting Firm
    • Accounting Managers
    • Accounting Practice Owners
    • Accounts Director
    • AP Staff
    • Bookkeeper
    • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
    • Chief Accounting Officer
    • CPA (Industry)
    • CPA - Mid Size Firm
    • CPA - Small Firm
    • CPA in Business
    • Entrepreneurial Accountant
    • Entrepreneurial CPA
    • Staff of Accounting Firm
    • Young CPA

    Course Qualification

    Webinar Qualifies For

    • 3 CPE Credit of Professional Ethics for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
    • 3 General Credit of Ethics (Regulatory) for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

    Additional details

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    About Presenter

    Thomas Coghlan

    Founder & CEO, CPE University, LLC

    He has worked at the intersection of entrepreneurship, business leadership, technology, and education for over 25 years, resulting in a wide range of skills and experiences...


    • Founder and CEO of two successful businesses: Appitur® Co. (EdTech) and CPE University (training for accountants).
    • Advisor and investor for startups in food services, online retail, and technology.

    Business Leadership:

    • Progressively responsible roles for multi-national firms in the manufacturing and software industries (Controller -> CFO and IT Director -> VP of Client Services).


    • Business Fellow for the Analytics Center of Excellence at Villanova University School of Business.
    • Sold and delivered over $4 million of successful consulting projects.


    • Developed and delivered over 1,300 hours of live Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for financial professionals.
    • Created and taught undergrad and MBA courses in accounting and analytics for a top US university.

    About Company

    CPE University, LLC

    Building a career is challenging, with many factors seeming to be out of your control. Making an investment in yourself through professional certifications and continuing education separates you from everyone else. CPE University's programs are designed to help you develop new skills, differentiate yourself, and “Achieve Your Strategic Advantage”.

    For over 15 years we have leveraged deep subject matter expertise and cutting-edge online course delivery to provide in-depth programs for a reasonable investment. Let CPE University help you “Achieve Your Strategic Advantage”.


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    Ratings and Review


    28 Ratings



    Very Good









    Terence Chigwada, CMA, ACCA

    Jun 15th, 2022

    It is the best experice.


    Levi Polk, CPA (US)

    Dec 18th, 2020



    Aaron Bird, CPA (CA)

    Mar 31st, 2022

    Really good stories and examples that informed the shaping of current ethical standards and practices


    Robert Troendle, CPA (CA), CMA

    Apr 11th, 2022

    Learning the system


    Patty Luther, Accountant

    Jun 7th, 2020


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