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Online CPE Ethics Accountants CLE

Ethics for Accountants: A Comprehensive Guide

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Ethics/Professional Responsibility CLE & CPERecording

Online CPE Ethics Accountants

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CPE Ethics Accountants Webinar. Ethical behavior is crucial for public accountants. They should not only meet certain experience and educational requirements but should also comply with a strict code of conduct. This includes, but are not limited to, integrity, independence, and due diligence.

In this Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help public accountants understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent developments in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct and in other ethical standards. Speakers will also offer best practices on how accountants can protect themselves and how to avoid clients' business losses resulting from ethical failures.

Key topics include:

  • The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct: Rationale and Philosophy
  • Ethical Standards Promulgated by Other Major Organizations
  • Recent Trends and Developments
  • Examples of Ethics Violations
  • Best Compliance Practices

Learning Objectives

  • Build deeper understanding of the Code of Professional Conduct, the only authoritative source of AICPA ethics rules and interpretations.
  • Navigate ethical conflicts for members in public practice and for members in business.
  • Identify potential violations of ethics standards at the level of AICPA or state disciplinary bodies, including discipline.

Agenda

Karen A. Gries, CPA, Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

  • Recognize the need for ethics within our organizations and profession
  • Identification of factors impacting ethical behavior
  • Become familiar with core values of our profession

Emily Cummins, CPA, CIA, CPCU, CISSP, ARM, ARe, Underwriting Administration Specialist
Church Mutual Insurance Company

  • Teaching ethics to students
  • Practical benefits of an ethical corporate culture
  • CPAs in public practice compared to CPAs in business
  • Professional liability insurance claims perspective

Cathy Allen, CPA, Founder / Managing Member
Audit Conduct

International activity and how that can impact practice in the US

  • IFAC’s International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
    • Connection to US standards-setting
    • New Code
    • Recent projects
  • UK audit reform

Developments in the US

  • Changes at the US PCAOB
    • New board and senior leaders
    • 2019 inspections approach
  • SEC Chief Accountant’s recent remarks about independence
  • Yellow Book (GAO) independence rules
  • AICPA
    • New independence interpretation on leases
    • New interpretation on tax practice quality reviews
    • Deferred effective date for hosting services interpretation

Recent enforcement matters

  • SEC Accounting and Enforcement Releases involving independence breaches
    • Personal independence/quality control
    • SEC “custody rule”
    • Business relationships
    • Nonaudit services
    • Audit partner rotation

Who Should Attend

  • Accountants
  • Controllers
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Other Related/Interested Professionals

Preview Podcast

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Online CPE Ethics Accountants

Karen A. Gries, CPA, Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

  • Recognize the need for ethics within our organizations and profession
  • Identification of factors impacting ethical behavior
  • Become familiar with core values of our profession

Emily Cummins, CPA, CIA, CPCU, CISSP, ARM, ARe, Underwriting Administration Specialist
Church Mutual Insurance Company

  • Teaching ethics to students
  • Practical benefits of an ethical corporate culture
  • CPAs in public practice compared to CPAs in business
  • Professional liability insurance claims perspective

Cathy Allen, CPA, Founder / Managing Member
Audit Conduct

International activity and how that can impact practice in the US

  • IFAC’s International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
    • Connection to US standards-setting
    • New Code
    • Recent projects
  • UK audit reform

Developments in the US

  • Changes at the US PCAOB
    • New board and senior leaders
    • 2019 inspections approach
  • SEC Chief Accountant’s recent remarks about independence
  • Yellow Book (GAO) independence rules
  • AICPA
    • New independence interpretation on leases
    • New interpretation on tax practice quality reviews
    • Deferred effective date for hosting services interpretation

Recent enforcement matters

  • SEC Accounting and Enforcement Releases involving independence breaches
    • Personal independence/quality control
    • SEC “custody rule”
    • Business relationships
    • Nonaudit services
    • Audit partner rotation

Online CPE Ethics Accountants


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Online CPE Ethics Accountants

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   148282

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Ethics/Professional Responsibility

NASBA Field of Study:
   Regulatory Ethics - Technical

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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