Regulatory Ethics Guidebook for CPAs: AICPA Code of Professional Conduct (Half-Day Webinar) (Completed)
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Instructor: Allison McLeod
||8:00am Pacific Time
9:00am Mountain Time
10:00am Central Time
11:00am Eastern Time
||4 hours for CPAs
This course covers the dangers of the clean hands dilemma and specific rules governing CPA practice and responsibilities. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can manage ethical conundrum. 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 a dilemma of determining the correct course of 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.
- Countering the Clean Hands Dilemma
- Knowing the difference between moral actions vs. ethical rules
- CPA rules and responsibilities
- Managing ethical conundrums
- AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
- 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 ethical obligations of a professional accountant
- Recognize the intent of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other codes governing CPAs in the performance of professional accounting services/work
- Recognize the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of practices
NASBA Field of Study
Regulatory Ethics (4 hours)