Self-Study
4
Overview
Regulatory Ethics
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

Designed to meet the ethical requirements of the Washington State Board of Accountancy, Real-World Ethics for Washington CPAs: 2018 covers important state-specific information regarding the Washington State Board of Accountancy rules of conduct, recent board changes, and applicable provisions found in the Public Accountancy Act. In addition, you'll learn about suggested methods for approaching ethical dilemmas, AICPA ethical pronouncements and rulings, and PCAOB guidance. Case studies, notes, and observations interspersed throughout help to illustrate how to handle real-life ethical issues and situations, making this course a useful and hands-on tool you can use to critique the various ethical decisions you face in your practice.



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
Oct 4, 2018
There are no prerequisites.
SS4170613
119
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon succcessful 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

  • Recognize the rules and regulations as set forth by the Washington State Board of Accountancy, identifying ethics and prohibited practices, CPA examination requirements, individual experience and verification, CPA firm organization and ownership, continuing competency, and investigations, discipline, and enforcement
  • Specify provisions contained in the Public Accountancy Act
  • Cite applicable observations, notes, case studies, and enforcements actions regarding the state of Washington accountancy rules and the Public Accountancy Act


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.

hard copy


Back to top