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A Practical Ethics Update for CPAs, 2021 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.


  • Honesty, trust and the accounting profession
  • The structure of the ethics rules and the enforcement and disciplinary process.
  • The public interest and professional ethics – When and why conflicts exist
  • Morality and integrity, from individual, group & corporate perspectives
  • The Threats and Safeguards Approach to resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Using AICPA’s restructured Ethics Code
  • Recent ethics rules and enforcement actions



  • 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.

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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