Course ID: 50GRAYER

Ethics: 50 Shades of Grayer

This is the sequel to Ethics: 50 Shades of Gray. We will discuss any updates from Wells Fargo, Theranos, and Scott London cases discussed in the previous class, along with continuing the discussion about ethical considerations in the accounting profession. We will explore new real-world cases that are in the news, such as, Caterpillar accused of tax and accounting fraud to an accountant named Stantisha Kemp who pleaded guilty to embezzlement, and other current fraud cases.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe components of an ethical environment
  • Discuss corporate governance and the roll the board of director’s play in establishing an ethical corporate environment.
  • Discuss the Principles of the AICPA’s Principles of Professional Conductt

Major Topics

• Discussion of real-world cases like Wells Fargo, Theranos, Caterpillar and the most current case of ethics violations in the news
• Using humor to compare and contrast ethical decision making

Who Should Attend

CPAs and accountants in public practice, business and industry and higher education

Fields of Study
Behavioral Ethics



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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