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Why Good Accountants do Bad things

  • Accountant
  • CPA (US)

Published: December, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • A question of Ethics?
    5 mins
  • We like to think the world is black and white
    12 mins
  • Stanley Milgram shock experiment
    22 mins
  • Why did they do it?
    33 mins
  • Interpreting the miligram experiment
    46 mins

Course Description

Ethical people, including accountants, sometimes do unethical things.

Not often, but when they do, we ask ourselves, 'Why?'

This online CPE webinar examines the spectrum of good and bad behavior that characterizes every reasonable human. We go far beyond the traditional 'fraud triangle' to consider ethical leadership, moral awareness, counter-ethical organizational incentives, psychological factors, and 'bad barrels' that yield bad apples. Real cases involving unethical behavior by accountants are discussed openly and honestly.

The online continuing education course will discuss the classic Stanley Milgram punishment experiments, seeking to understand how they help explain unethical behavior. The speaker then uses examples to provide a foundation for an analysis regarding the relationship between legal ethics and personal ethics, while seeking to understand whether you could be the next person to act unethically.

CPAs will gain a fresh understanding of the range of ethics-laden decisions faced by accountants in positions of responsibilities and the various factors that can influence the direction of many of those decisions.

Key topics covered in this Ethics CPE webinar:

  • Ethics
  • Motivational and Organizational Factors that Impact Ethical Behavior
  • Ethics Cases Studies
  • Bad Apples and/or Bad Barrels

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss how and why accountants do ethically bad things.
  • To analyze why organizations, do bad things.
  • To examine how unquestioned deference to superiors and authority may cause unethical behavior.
  • To discuss the concept of administrative evil.
  • To explore moral diversity and how it addresses the problems of unethical behavior.

Recommended For

  • This online CPE webinar on behavioral ethics is recommended for CPAs, and CMAs who wishes to ensure their practices are ethical.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)
  • 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

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPE Credit of Ethics (Behavioral) for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 General Credit of Ethics (Behavioral) for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

David Schultz

Professor, Hamline University

David Schultz is a Hamline University professor who has taught ethics class for 15 years. He also holds an appointment at the Minnesota Law School.  David is regularly interviewed in the local, national, and international media about politics and ethics and his comments have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and also on NPR, MSNBC, and CNN.   Professor Schultz is the author of  more than 30 books and over 150 articles. 

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Ratings and Review

4.3

80 Ratings

Excellent

42

Very Good

21

Average

15

Poor

1

Terrible

1

DF

David Fix, CFE, CPA (US)

Aug 4th, 2022

Really enjoyed he instructor! I will look for more of his courses.

HGG

Hillary Galpin Galpin, CPA (US)

Dec 21st, 2021

Excellent webinar. Very relevant and timely in 2021.

JH

Jeffrey Huang, CPA (US)

Jun 27th, 2022

Thank you. Appreciate the lesson. No comments.

BH

Bret Harenza, CPA (US)

Jun 18th, 2022

The pace of the webinar was a little slow and examples were drawn out a bit.

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