Ethical Considerations for Accountants: What You Should Know and Do
Like most professionals, CPAs are expected to comply with robust ethical standards and use their expertise for the public good. However, in today’s global business landscape, accountants continue to face even greater challenges in maintaining their profession’s reputation.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help accountants better understand and apply the ethical requirements set forth in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct. Speakers will also share cases, disciplinary actions, and practical illustrations for an in-depth discussion of how to navigate the ethical dilemmas facing accountants and how to frame high-stakes personal decision-making.
Key topics include:
- CPA Responsibilities Under the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
- Recent Disciplinary Actions
- Addressing Ethical Dilemmas
- Best Compliance Practices
- Immediate and Potential Impacts of COVID-19
- Determine the considerations in keeping organizations ethical and compliant
- Identify the best practices on how to prevent fraud
- Recognize the risks of professional liability
Judy Woods, Of Counsel
- Introduction, CPA responsibilities, General overview
Richard Arthurs CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE, CRMA, QIAL, MBA, Partner, National Leader
- Real life cases, anti-fraud and best practices
Emily Cummins, Director of Risk Management
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
- Covid-19 in corporate financial disclosures
- Professional liability for decision-making
- No insurance for fraudulent or intentional misconduct
Who Should Attend:
- Accountants in firm practice
- Accountants in business and industry
- Corporate general counsel
- Ethics officers and ombudspersons
- Board members
- Business analysts
Judy L. Woods is a member of Krieg DeVault, LLP’s Litigation Group and serves on the firm’s Professional Standards Committee. She focuses on complex commercial and “bet the company” litigation, including antitrust, class actions, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, international contracts, finance and business disputes, False Claim Act, fraud, RICO, and other business disputes. Prior to her entry into private law practice, Ms. Woods was employed as a strategic planning officer for a large national bank where she worked on bank mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic planning for all bank departments. Ms. Woods also worked for a private accounting firm, supervising fraud and abuse and compliance audit teams, particularly for organizations with Department of Labor contracts.
Judy L. Woods is a member of Krieg DeVault, LLP’s Litigation Group and serves on the firm’s Professional Standards Committee. …
Richard Arthurs, CPA, CMA, MBA, CIA, CRMA, CFE, QIAL, is a Partner and MNP’s National Governance, Risk Management, Data and Information Dynamics Leader, based in the Calgary office. Richard has more than 25 years of experience assisting complex global organizations with their governance, risk management, internal audit, IT audit, data analytics, ethics and compliance needs. He has deep industry experience in the utilities / energy, consumer goods, retail, technology, telecommunications, not-for-profit and public sectors. Leveraging his experience leading audit and risk projects in more than 40 countries, Richard has a global perspective on the issues businesses face. He has worked with renowned organizations and has a proven track record of achieving cost-effective value-added solutions to manage priority risks and improve business processes and controls.
Richard Arthurs, CPA, CMA, MBA, CIA, CRMA, CFE, QIAL, is a Partner and MNP’s National Governance, Risk Management, Data and …
Emily Cummins (MBA, CPA, CIA, CPCU, CISSP) is the Director of Risk Management for The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., a global ministry that provides media evangelism and humanitarian aid. Prior to joining CBN, she served as a specialist in the underwriting division at Church Mutual Insurance Company, a risk and insurance services provider to religious institutions and other compatible markets. Previously, Emily worked for a public accounting firm, a bank, and another nonprofit organization. Emily has degrees from Wake Forest University, George Washington University, and George Mason University.
Emily Cummins (MBA, CPA, CIA, CPCU, CISSP) is the Director of Risk Management for The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., a …
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NASBA Field of Study:
Regulatory Ethics – Technical
1.5 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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Krieg DeVault is a full-service law firm with 7 regional offices and a diversified commercial law practice that encompasses more than 30 areas of service. For clients throughout the Midwest and across the country, Krieg DeVault provides clear, practical legal advice that takes in the big picture without losing sight of the details. The firm is a recognized leader in areas such as commercial and civil litigation, banking and financial services, health care law, corporate and securities law, employment law and employee benefits, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, public finance, municipal law, environmental, real estate, internal and government investigations, non-profit, education law, sports law, governmental relations, construction, tax and insurance law, as well as other fields. The firm offers clear, practical advice based on in-depth knowledge of each client’s circumstances and needs, as well as the industry in which it operates.
About MNP LLP
MNP is the fifth largest accounting, tax and consulting firm in Canada. With over 5000 professionals in over one hundred faces in Canada. The MNP Consulting and Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) divisions offer world class services for thousands of clients. Our ERS group provides a diverse portfolio of services such as; Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Resilience, Business Process Improvement, Technology Solutions, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Ethics Training, Internal Controls (I.e. SOX), Investigation and many other services. MNP has recruited many of the leading minds in these service areas in the country. Our Partners ensure that clients receive world class quality products and services.
About The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. is a global nonprofit ministry providing media evangelism, discipleship, and humanitarian aid and relief to the needy. CBN’s most recognized brands include The 700 Club, Superbook, and Operation Blessing. CBN is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.