Ethics Guide for Accountants: Key Considerations and Best Practices
Recording Available: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Today's workplace can be a minefield for professional accountants because of the many behavioral expectations and higher ethical standards. To help CPAs overcome current and new ethical dilemmas, codes of professional conduct promulgated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and other major organizations are continuously enhanced. This underscores the importance of ethical conduct to ensure that public trust is protected and strengthened across various accounting roles and activities. Thus, accountants should be well-versed with updated ethical guidelines and principles and be able to apply them in everyday situations.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will provide best practices on how CPAs can effectively address ethical issues using codes of conduct as a guide. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the key considerations that accountants should take in the lens of recent developments concerning ethical standards.
Key topics include:
- Ethical Standards: Recent Developments in the U.S. and Abroad
- Addressing Thorny Ethical Challenges – Key Considerations
- CPAs in Public Practice Compared to CPAs in Business
- Ethics and COVID-19 – Lessons Learned
- Best Practices
- The Importance of Tone From the Top & Other Critical Components of Ethics Programs
- How COVID has created Ethics Challenges
- Ethics Program Leading Practices
Moss & Barnett
Who Should Attend:
- Enrolled Agents
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Richard Arthurs, CPA, CMA, MBA, CIA, CRMA, CFE, QIAL, is a Partner, Enterprise Risk Services and MNP’s National Internal Audit Leader, based in the Calgary office. Richard has 30 years of experience assisting complex global organizations with their internal audit, governance, risk management, 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 internal audit and risk projects in more than 50 countries, Richard has a global perspective on the issues that 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 strategy, models, processes and controls.
Prior to joining MNP, Richard served as a Global Internal Audit and Risk Management Director for General Mills Inc. with oversight of over 100 country operations. In this role, he helped develop a global data analytics strategy for the Internal Audit function. Most recently, he was Chief Audit Executive and Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance for a Canadian subsidiary of one of the largest utilities and renewable energy operators in the U.S., Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada. In this role, Richard utilized data analytics to drive material cost savings with complex construction projects.
Richard is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 2003, and holds the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designations. He was the first Canadian to receive the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) designation from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Richard is currently the Chair of the IIA Canada Board of Directors. He is on the Governance Certificate steering team and Audit Committee Conference Board for CPA Canada. He facilitates the ERM course for the ICD Directors Education Program. Richard in also on the Industry Technology and Innovation Advisory Council at the University of Calgary.
Richard Arthurs, CPA, CMA, MBA, CIA, CRMA, CFE, QIAL, is a Partner, Enterprise Risk Services and MNP’s National Internal Audit …
Charles Jones provides skilled, discerning, and ethical representation to professionals and companies. As a member of Moss & Barnett’s nationally acclaimed accountant law and litigation teams, he focuses his practice on defending malpractice claims against accountants and lawyers as well as other professional liability actions. Charles also advises CPAs and lawyers in Minnesota and throughout the country in risk control and management. His litigation achievements span a wide range of state and federal courtrooms. He has handled cases in 28 state and federal jurisdictions throughout the United States, and is currently licensed to practice in the state courts of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. In all of his cases, Charles uses his depth of experience to obtain the best possible results for his clients while also helping them understand the complexities and risks associated with the litigation process. Charles has been named a “Best Lawyer” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.
Charles Jones provides skilled, discerning, and ethical representation to professionals and companies. As a member of Moss & Barnett’s nationally …
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Method of Presentation:
Live Webcast; Group-Internet Based
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Ethics and Professionalism
NASBA Field of Study:
Regulatory Ethics – Technical
1.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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