Ethical Considerations for the CPA (4 hours)

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Aug 6, 2020

Registration: 5:30 AM / Program: 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Fees

Member Fee: $139.00
Nonmember Fee: $139.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None

Description

CPAs today face greater challenges than ever to maintain the high ethical standards of their profession. This course reviews a history of the CPA profession but will focus on ethical requirements that CPAs must adhere to in their everyday practice, including practical examples of potential ethical dilemmas that practitioners may encounter. This course covers general ethics and is applicable for CPAs in states in which state-specific ethics are not required. This course does not qualify for IRS credit.

Note: Beginning July 1, 2020, ALL active and inactive licensees are required to take an Oregon-specific ethics course to meet the CPE requirement for renewal. This means licensees renewing in 2021 and beyond will be affected by the rule change.

Designed For

All CPAs

Objectives

  • Understand the attributes of ethics and professional conduct
  • Identify ethical issues that occur every day in the work environment
  • Understand those deliberative, emotional, and social skills that enable a CPA to put their knowledge of the rules into practice in ways that are applicable to any situation
  • Understand CPA Independence issues and professional conduct

Major Subjects

  • Examine the CPA's role in today's economy
  • Compare similarities and differences between individual and business ethics
  • Explore the link between ethics, integrity and scruples
  • Discuss the basic attributes of ethics and professional conduct
  • Review the history of the CPA profession and the CPA's requirement to adhere to ethics policies and codes of conduct
  • Review the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct and a CPA's responsibilities to the public, clients and colleagues
  • Discuss the common rules and statutes faced daily in the CPA profession. Case studies may also be utilized to present potential ethical dilemmas CPAs may face during their careers
  • Review CPA Independence violations by current legal case examples

This event has already passed. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-641-7200 or email profdev@orcpa.org.