Course ID: ETH4

Ethics for Business & Industry CPAs

CPAs in business or industry play a dual role in satisfying responsibilities to their employer along with serving the general public’s interest. Unethical behavior can ruin careers, and may result in fines, penalties, or even loss of professional license. This course will provide numerous case studies and examples to help CPAs in business or industry have the insights to guide ethical behavior in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

* Discuss the foundation of ethical behavior
* Explain steps to resolve common ethical dilemmas faced by CPAs in business and industry
* Describe how the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct applies to business and industry CPAs, such as integrity, objectivity, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, competence, and due care
* Explain the importance of ethics in making accounting and financial reporting decisions

Major Topics

* Introduce the concept of ethics and processes for resolving ethical dilemmas
* Examine the connections between ethical principles, formal regulatory and other rules, and a business or industry CPA’s public responsibility under the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct
* Understand the ethical responsibilities CPAs have in the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements
* Become aware of AICPA’s ethics guidelines for resolving issues affecting the CPAs working in the business world

Who Should Attend

Business and industry CPAs

Fields of Study

Regulatory Ethics, Behavioral Ethics




Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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