Four for Fall: A Practical Ethics Update for CPAs 2017 Edition

Description

CPAs will get an update of their ethical responsibilities under AICPA and state-based regulations. Case studies and practical examples will be used extensively.

Learning Objectives
  1. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: * Gain insights into the ethics standards promulgated by the AICPA, State Societies, and State Board authorities as they apply to CPAs in public practice and industry * Use case studies and group discussion to examine the connections between ethics principles, formal rules, and the profession’s public responsibility * Understand how the new ethics codification and the conceptual framework for resolving ethical conflicts will alter current practice * Receive up-to-the-minute coverage of evolving issues such as confidentiality, conflicts of interest, comfort letters, and recent revisions to the Ethics Code
Major Topics
  1. The structure of the ethics rules and the enforcement and disciplinary process.
  2. The public interest and professional ethics – When and why may conflicts exist
  3. Are individuals ethical? Are accountants different?
  4. Bias versus professional skepticism in accounting judgments
  5. Are there inter-generational differences in ethics?
  6. The threats and safeguards approach to resolving ethical dilemmas
  7. Ethical dimensions of financial reporting in closely held firms
  8. AICPA’s restructuring of the Ethics Code
Course Level
Update
Professional Area of Focus
Business & Industry
Ethics
Advanced Preparation
None
CPE Field of Study
Regulatory Ethics
4
Who Should Attend
Accountants in who need an overview of the ethics requirements that govern the professional services they provide to clients or employers
Instructor(s)
Ray Thompson
Prerequisites
Prior learning or experience
Advanced Preparation
  1. None
Location

Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center Columbia Campus, 8890 McGaw Rd Columbia, MD 21045-4743

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When
Nov 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center Columbia Campus, 8890 McGaw Rd Columbia, MD 21045-4743
Total CPE Credits
4
Format
In-Person
Instructor
Ray Thompson

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