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Real World Business Ethics for CPAs in Business and Industry

Author/Moderator: Robert W. Walter, J.D.
Publisher: AICPA
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Requirements for CPE in ethics vary from state to state. Please contact your state board to confirm your requirements.

This course provides case studies drawn from real-life situations involving CPAs in business and industry. Explore ethical issues from the perspectives of CFO, controller, and audit committee chair, in the context of actual regulatory and court proceedings that were resolved both in favor of and against financial managers, officers, and CPAs serving on boards of directors. These real-world cases deal with management integrity, financial reporting and disclosure issues, financial fraud, chain-of-command and communication issues, corporate crises, and professional responsibilities in relation to key industry topics. Gain a renewed sense of appreciation for the pitfalls faced by financial professionals in business and industry and a heightened sensitivity for the types of ethical dilemmas that exist.

Topics Discussed:

  • Analysis of ethical requirements most commonly dealt with by CPAs in business and industry
  • Fact patterns from actual situations faced by financial officers and managers in business and industry
  • Special ethical issues in select areas: revenue recognition, materiality, related party transactions, financial reporting, and disclosure

Learning Objectives:
When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify what ethical standards and considerations are critical to CPAs in business and industry.
  • Apply ethical standards and considerations to real-life industry situations.

Who Will Benefit?
CPAs in business and industry employed in financial accounting and reporting functions and CPAs who are managers, advisers for businesses

Prerequisite: Experience in financial reporting

Advanced Preparation: None

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NASBA Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Level: Intermediate
Recommended CPE Credit: Text - 5; On-Demand - 5
Real World Business Ethics for CPAs in Business and Industry
Text 2014
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