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Ethics for Washington CPAs 2021-2022

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  • What are Ethics?
    8 mins
  • Introduction to the AICPA code of professional conduct
    22 mins
  • Members in public practice
    54 mins
  • AICPA and state comparison
    135 mins
  • Members in business
    176 mins

Course Description

Ethical behavior and professional conduct are the backbones of the accounting and auditing profession. Based on these ethical principles, the credibility of the profession has been built. Irrespective of you are practicing in public industry, or business and industry, to act in accordance with the requirements that define ethical and professional behavior is a must. 

This 4-hour Ethics CPE course is aimed to meet the Ethics Rules and Regulations for Washington CPAs’ requirements. The speaker in this Ethics CPE webinar will discuss specific topics applicable to licensed CPAs in Washington. It encompasses the core ethical expectations of the professions expressed in the Board’s Rules of Professional Conduct. With the insights into the rationale, the speaker Mike Goossen, also explores the philosophies behind the rules. This Ethics continuing education course will emphasize the need for prudent ethical judgment when interpreting the rules and determining public interest. The webinar also covers the general informational sections of the WA code, case studies, and discussion questions. It will be a real help to the professionals in the application of ethical learning. 

This Ethics CPE webinar will cover the following Key Topics: 

  • Purpose of Ethics
  • Defining ethics
  • What is the need for a code of ethics?
  • Introduction to the AICPA code of professional conduct
  • Components of the code
  • How the code is organized
  • Washington requirements - The Revised Code of Washington and The Washington Administrative Code
  • AICPA code of professional conduct and Washington code comparison
  • A conceptual framework for members in public practice and business

This Ethics continuing professional education webinar is rich with relevant examples and practical aspects. It will cover a vast area of ethical considerations.

Learning Objectives

  • To explore the purpose of ethics
  • To define ethics
  • To take an overview of the AICPA code of professional conduct
  • To recognize Washington state-specific information 
  • To compare the AICPA code of professional conduct and Washington Administrative Code

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Compliance and ethics managers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA