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June 11, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM ET


Regulatory Ethics (2), Regulatory Ethics (2)

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 tenets of ethical behavior and uses case studies to explore ethical dilemmas in various companies and organizations. The instructor provides standards of conduct and then applies those standards to the real world.

*Note:  This course contains material from Frank Ryan's 2 credit ethics course 'Revised CPA Ethics Code: Challenges You May Soon Face.' Credit cannot be given for both of these ethics courses. We will allow credit for one or the other.


Francis X. 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

Regulatory Ethics , Regulatory Ethics
Feb 11, 2014

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: 0MYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-E-00552-14-O
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-0573
CTEC Ethics Credit: 4
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and understand critical thinking errors as they relate to ethical dilemmas
  • Understand the professional code of ethics and conduct
  • Understand the new AICPA Ethics Codification
  • Examine the impact of ethical and unethical conduct on our profession

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