Self-Study
2
Basic
Regulatory Ethics
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

Real-World Ethics for Kansas CPAs is designed to meet the ethical requirements of the Kansas State Board of Accountancy. The course presents various ethical theories and their practical applications, making it a useful, hands-on tool you can use to critique the various ethical decisions you face in your practice. The materials cover contemporary accounting and business ethics, suggested methods for approaching ethical dilemmas, AICPA ethical pronouncements and rulings, and PCAOB guidance. As an added bonus, case studies illustrate how to handle real-life ethical issues and situations.



Instructor

Rod Redding, Inactive CPA

Dr. Rod Redding received his PhD from Penn State University after working with Price Waterhouse and IBM. Presently, he presents seminars and webcasts and prepares self-study courses for Western CPE. He has over 30 years' experience as a professor at universities such as the University of North Carolina, the University of Utah, Georgetown University, and Gettysburg College. He also has taught internationally at Kenyatta University in Kenya and the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Three different universities have given Dr. Redding awards for excellence in teaching. Dr. Redding holds a CPA certificate but has elected inactive status.

Dr. Redding’s intellectual contributions are in the fields of financial reporting and auditing. He is the coauthor of the book The FASB: The People, The Process, and The Politics. He has written financial accounting articles on topics such pensions, leases, and capitalization of interest, as well as a number of articles on teaching effectiveness. Each year he publishes The World’s Liveliest Accounting Update, which is a financial accounting, auditing, attestation, compilation, and review update. As indicated by the title, this is an exceptionally energetic and engaging presentation. He is known as one of the country’s most dynamic financial and auditing CPE seminar leaders.



Course Specifics

Regulatory Ethics
Aug 23, 2016
There are no prerequisites.
SS4130585
83
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

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

Chapter 1

  • Recognize the step-by-step process contained in the framework for ethical decision making and the framework for resolving an ethical dilemma.

Chapter 2

  • Recognize the authority that governs a CPA's ethical behavior, the principles that guide the conceptual framework for the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, and the restructuring that occurred during the AICPA Ethics Codification project.
  • Identify terminology, ethical standards, and rules contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, noting implementation requirements.
  • Recognize the application of authoritative and nonauthoritative guidance in helping the accounting professional avoid common mistakes as illustrated in the provided case studies.
  • Specify the guidelines and restrictions established by the Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board for registered public accounting firms auditing SEC filers.

Chapter 3

  • Identify reputable sources for referencing additional ethical practice material, including the AICPA's newsletter issued by the Professional Ethics Executive Committee.
  • Recognize the role of the Professional Ethics Division in investigating disciplinary matters involving AICPA members and members of state societies participating in the Joint Ethics Enforcement Program.



Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Suggested Methods for Approaching Ethical Dilemmas

Learning Objectives

A Framework for Ethical Decision Making

Recognize an Ethical Issue

Get the Facts

Make a Decision and Test It

Act, Then Reflect on the Decision Later

Resolving an Ethical Dilemma

Step 1: Analyze the Consequences

Step 2: Analyze the Actions

Step 3: Make a Decision

Summary

Chapter 1 Review Questions

Chapter 2 – AICPA Ethical Pronouncements and Rulings and PCAOB Guidance

Learning Objectives

The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct

AICPA Ethics Codification Project

Preface: Applicable to All Members

0.100 Overview of the Code of Professional Conduct

0.200 Structure and Application of the AICPA Code

0.300 Principles of Professional Conduct

0.500 Nonauthoritative Guidance

0.600 New, Revised, and Pending Interpretations and Other Guidance

0.700 Deleted Interpretations and Other Guidance

Part 1: Members in Public Practice and Part 2: Members in Business

x.000 Introduction

x.100 Integrity and Objectivity

x.110 Conflicts of Interest

x.120 Gifts and Entertainment

x.130 Preparing and Reporting Information

x.300 General Standards

x.310 Compliance with Standards

x.320 Accounting Principles

x.400 Acts Discreditable

The Remainder of the Code of Professional Conduct

Five Cases Related to the Code

Case Suggested Solutions

The PCAOB and Ethics Guidelines

Summary

Chapter 2 Review Questions

Chapter 3 – Sources of Other AICPA Ethics Guidance

Learning Objectives

AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee

Ethics Enforcement

Summary

Chapter 3 Review Questions

Review Question Answers and Rationales

Appendix A: Outside Ethics Reading

Appendix B: State of Kansas Information Page

Appendix C: Kansas Code of Professional Conduct

Glossary

Index

Final Examination

Answer Sheet

Course Evaluation



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