Course Detail

A Practical Ethics Update for CPAs 2019 Edition


  • Receive a fast-paced overview of 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 conflicts of interest, comfort letters, and recent revisions to the Ethics Code


This Course Will Highlight:

  • The structure of the ethics rules and the enforcement and disciplinary process.
  • The public interest and professional ethics – When and why conflicts exist
  • How globalization, technology and regulatory change are affecting ethics
  • Recent ET guidance: Pressure in Financial Reporting
  • The Threats and Safeguards Approach to resolving pressures in ethical dilemmas
  • Ethical dimensions of financial reporting in closely held firms
  • Using AICPA’s restructured Ethics Code
  • Recent ethics rules and interpretations: Information Services and Independence, 


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





Dr. Ray Thompson, CMA, CBA

Designed For:

Accountants in who need an overview of the ethics requirements that govern the professional services they provide to clients or employers.

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