Regulatory Ethics
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

This four-hour course is designed to meet the four-hour Ethics CPE requirement for New York CPAs. It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. Board of Regents Rules found in Title 8 of the New York Codes, Rules & Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 29.1 and 29.10 are covered in detail in the course. Certain administrative rules found in Title 8, Chapter 2, Part 70 and Title 8 of the New York Code, Article 149, Sections 7400-7410 are reviewed. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, as adopted by the New York State CPA Society is also covered in detail. Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material.


Joseph Helstrom, CPA

Joseph Helstrom, CPA, is a partner at CFO Resources, LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. He’s also the owner of Mill Creek Publishing LLC. Joe has over 30 years of experience as a CPA in both public accounting and industry, with extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis, treasury, tax, information technology, legal and regulatory matters, and strategic planning.

After graduation from Butler University with a degree in accounting, Joe got his start at Ernst & Young. Subsequent to that, he has served for several different companies as a chief financial officer; director of treasury and tax; controller; and manager of financial planning, reporting, and analysis.

Joe and his wife, Patricia McCarthy, produce self-study courses for Western CPE and have published articles in Missouri and Texas CPA society publications titled “Incorporating Excel Arrays into Your Audit Plan.”

Course Specifics

Regulatory Ethics
Apr 9, 2020
There are no prerequisites.

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define ethics from an overall and professional perspective, noting the core ethical foundations for CPAs.
  • Recognize the ethical standards contained in the New York Board of Regents rules, identifying specific requirements for work papers, competency for attest and compilation engagements, active registration, reportable events, commissions and referral fees, contingent fees, independence, advertising, confidential information, firm names, and expressing an opinion.
  • Cite ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, identifying when independence could be impaired as well as discreditable acts.
  • Specify applicable threats to compliance, identifying appropriate safeguards to diminish or eliminate threats.

Choose Your Preferred Format

Online Access

Get immediate access to a robust collection of learning and reference materials, allowing you to dive deep into the information you need. Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts who focus on helping you grasp concepts quickly using real-life examples. Download your CPE to any device, and take it with you so you can learn when and wherever you want. Complete your CPE with an online exam, and enjoy instant grading with the option to print your certificate immediately upon passing.

online access
Hard Copy

Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts. You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials, shipped to you within one business day. In addition, you’ll also have full online access. Each self-study package includes a robust collection of learning and reference materials to help you cover the information efficiently and put it into practice immediately.

hard copy
Self-Study Video

Experience high-quality instruction with our Self-Study Videos, available to you 24/7. With more than 80+ videos currently in the Western CPE Self-Study Video library, you can see and hear our expert instructors deliver the information you need in a dynamic way that allows you to immediately apply your learning. Unlike a live course or webcast, you can complete the course on your own time, playing and pausing as needed. Self-Study Videos allow you to complete your CPE requirements on your own time.

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