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Ethics and Ohio Professional Standards: When CPAs Make the HeadlinesCOURSE ID: EOPS1
DESCRIPTION

Just one bad decision could land you on the evening news which might cost you your license. The new Code of Conduct is effective December 15, 2014. Are you certain you won’t violate it and possibly lose your license?

DESIGNED FOR: Ohio CPAs required to attend a Professional Standards course to retain their license. Does not meet the requirement for new licensees.FIELD OF STUDY: Ethics - RegulatoryLEVEL: AdvancedPREREQUISITES: NoneCOURSE PRODUCER: The Pros & The ConsCREDITS: 3.0OBJECTIVES:
  • Learn how changing the compensation and control system brought down a CPA firm
  • Learn how everyday immaterial amounts that are material ethics violations do not make sense
  • Learn how CPAs can be independent in fact but not to a jury
  • How "willful blindness" can cost you your CPA license
HIGHLIGHTS:

Learn 5 common and dangerous requirements in the new Code of Conduct and simple ways to comply and protect your CPA license. In addition, we will review actual cases where CPAs made unethical decisions and lost their license, others committed financial reporting fraud and some went to prison. Cases include sole practitioners, local and regional firm CPAs and national firm partners and industry CPAs. Some of the cases that we will discuss include: *Partner sleeps then goes to prison *CFO/CPA betrays his ethical duty to make boss happy *Partner creates work papers for peer review *CPA School Controller goes to prison fraud *Partner and wife, both CPAs, charged with fraud…guess which goes to prison *Small firm managing partner works late one evening and loses everything

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