Course ID: PEU

The Ethics Update for CPAs in Public Practice: 2016/17 Edition

CPAs in public practice will get an update of their ethical responsibilities under AICPA and state-based regulations. Emphasis will be on the practitioners who provide compilations, reviews, or audits, as well as a range of other services for closely held businesses. Cases and examples will be used extensively.

  • Receive a fast-paced overview of ethics standards promulgated by the AICPA, State Societies, and State Board authorities as they apply to small- to medium-sized CPA firms
  • Use case studies and group discussion to examine the connections between ethics principles, formal rules, and the profession’s public responsibility
  • Understand how the new ethics codification and the conceptual framework for resolving ethical issues will alter current practice.
  • Understand how the evolving global economy is challenging ethics and enforcement practices
  • Receive up-to-the-minute coverage of evolving issues such as client confidentiality, conflicts of interest, comfort letters, and other recent revisions to the Ethics Code

  • The structure of the ethics rules and the enforcement and disciplinary process
  • The public interest and professional ethics – When and why conflicts exist
  • Are individuals ethical? Are accountants different?
  • Bias versus professional skepticism in accounting judgments
  • Are there inter-generational differences in ethics?
  • The threats and safeguards approach to resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Client confidentiality, conflicts of interest and comfort letters – Recent guidance
  • AICPA’s restructuring of the Ethics Code
  • Independence and ethics alert – Current issues

Accountants in public practice who need an overview of the ethics requirements that govern the issuance of financial statements and broader issues involving accountant/client relationships


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