CPA's Guidebook for Ethical Behavior: Code of Professional Conduct (Completed)

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Instructor: Allison McLeod
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

A CPA is challenged in today’s work world to not only serve clients or an employer, but also to protect the public interest by ensuring that there is transparency in financial reporting or there is fair administration of the tax laws. In balancing the two interests, a CPA may find themselves in an ethical dilemma. This course covers not only basic ethical frameworks, but also specific rules governing CPA practice and responsibilities. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.

Join speaker and author, Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA, as she educates and informs CPAs on rules and regulations covering CPA practice standards and their duty to the public! As part of this course, we will also look at real world examples of individuals and companies faced with moral dilemmas.

Who Should Attend
CPAs in client practice of public accountancy who perform attest and non-attest services, CPAs employed in industry who provide internal accounting and auditing services, and CPAs employed in education or in government accounting or auditing.

Topics Covered

  • Countering the Clean Hands Dilemma
  • Knowing the difference between moral actions vs. ethical rules
  • CPA rules and responsibilities
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of practices
  • Determine the correct course of action when moral and ethical paths diverge
  • Understand the CPA's duty to the public and when it takes priority over the wishes of the CPA's employer or client
  • Describe the practice standards required of professional accountants.


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Regulatory Ethics (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

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