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Regulatory Ethics - Independence

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  • Independence Defined
    04 mins
  • Other Rulemaking bodies
    13 mins
  • Business Relationships
    23 mins
  • Services: Information systems
    36 mins
  • Implementing Accounting Standards
    48 mins

Course Description

Independence generally implies one's ability to act with integrity and exercise objectivity and professional skepticism. The AICPA and other rule-making bodies have developed rules that establish and interpret independence requirements for the accounting profession.

CPAs in public practice must maintain a keen awareness of independence in their actions as well as their public appearance. This Regulatory Ethics CPE webinar for CPAs guides practitioners through the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct to aid in such efforts. This ethics webinar provides a detailed discussion of nonattest services is covered including comparisons between standards pronounced by the AICPA and the SEC. 

The Key Topics included in the webinar are as follows: 

  • Independence: Defined 
  • Conceptual Framework for Independence and Ethical Conflicts
  • Independence Requirements
  • Other Rulemaking Bodies
  • Covered Members: Special cases
  • Nonattest Services
  • Implementing Accounting Standards

Recommended for: 

This Ethics CPE webinar for CPAs is recommended for CPAs desiring of satisfying the Regulatory Professional Ethics requirement as per the AICPA Code of Conduct.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the correct sequence of steps contained in the AICPA Conceptual Framework for Independence.
  • To recall typical non attest services CPAs provide and instances in which independence is impaired according to standards pronounced by the AICPA.
  • To recall the difference in independence standards between the AICPA versus those pronounced by the SEC.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Auditors
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management 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
  • Young CPA





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