Course ID: EVRYDAY

Everyday Ethics: Doing Well and Doing Good


Ethical behavior of CPAs is expected each and every day–in and out of the practice of accountancy. Failure to follow ethical behavior jeopardizes your personal and professional future. What ethical obligations do you have to your customers, employer, team members, and outside stakeholders What impact have the recent accounting scandals had upon the profession, and how can they prevent repeating those ethical lapses? This course will help you to define your obligations beyond the rules and regulations, to create a new moral code based upon the principles of individual creativity, community, realism, and the other virtues that make up the spirit of enterprise.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the CPA’s professional ethical obligations and responsibilities
  • Learn the seven internal and external responsibilities of business
  • Gain an appreciation of what moral philosophers thought about enterprise and ethic
  • Gain insight into Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand” and how it promotes ethical behavior
  • Discover what it means to be a “professional” and what the requirements of a “profession” are

MAJOR TOPICS
  • Implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Avoiding ethical lapses that can lead to malpractice
  • Ethical implications of tax and consulting services, tax shelters, commissions, and alternative pricing models
  • Issues and trends confronting the profession and the firm of the future

DESIGNED FOR
Any CPA in public or private practice in search of a dynamic and thought-provoking ethics course with real-world examples of applying rules and regulations to their professional responsibilities

PREREQUISITES
None

COURSE PRODUCER
Business Learning Institute

CPE CREDITS
4.0

LEVEL
Basic

This course is available to be scheduled as:

Group Live
 

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