Self-Study
4
Basic
Behavioral Ethics (2), Behavioral Ethics (2)
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

One of the CPA's most important responsibilities is in understanding how critically important ethical behavior is to one another, our customers, and to the public. This course discusses the basic tenants of ethical behavior and uses case studies to explore ethical dilemmas in various companies and organizations. The instructors provide standards of conduct and then apply those standards to the real world.

*Please note that this course covers information also found in Revised CPA Ethics Code: Challenges You May Soon Face



Instructor

Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, is the president of F.X. Ryan & Associates, which specializes in lean systems implementations, activity-based costing, strategic and operational risk analyses, and corporate governance evaluations. Frank serves and has served on numerous boards of publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was elected chairman of the board of Good Shepherd Center. Frank has served as chairman of the audit committees of two publicly traded companies, and he’s the current audit committee chairman of a major nonprofit organization in Maryland. Frank is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and enterprise risk, and he lectures for numerous state and national organizations. Currently, he’s a Western CPE conference instructor, self-study author, and webcast presenter.

Frank graduated summa cum laude from Mount St. Mary’s College and received his MBA from the University of Maryland in 1977.

A retired Marine reserve colonel, he was recalled to active duty out of retirement in 2004 and served with Multi-National Force—Iraq until June 2005. Before retiring, Frank served during Operation Enduring Freedom and spent time in Afghanistan with the Joint Forces Special Operations Command. His personal military decorations include three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Frank's military expertise includes special operations, civil affairs, and economic warfare.



Course Specifics

Behavioral Ethics , Behavioral Ethics
Mar 6, 2017
There are no prerequisites.
SS4140620
None


Compliance Information

103220
IRS Provider #: 0MYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-E-00695-14-S
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-0697
CTEC Ethics Credit: 4
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

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

  • Cite terminology relating to core beliefs and the fraud triangle.
  • Identify critical thinking errors that call for professional skepticism.
  • Identify parties to whom a CPA must answer.
  • Identify situations where a CPA may face an ethical conflict and how he or she should respond.
  • Cite the core values of CPAs and what they entail.
  • Cite important dates related to the revision of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Cite the CPA vision statement.
  • Identify a seminal event and explain why it is important.
  • Identify traits that may lead to ethical breaches and describe people who may commit them.
  • Identify where a CPA should report ethical violations or concerns.


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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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