Alabama Professional Ethics

2 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Alabama Professional Ethics

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

This insightful 2-hour course provides Alabama CPAs with a vital understanding of professional ethics, fulfilling the Ethics CPE requirement and reinforcing the importance of ethical practice in the profession. Participants will delve into the concepts of ethics from both a general and professional viewpoint, gaining clarity on the principles that guide ethical decision-making. The course thoroughly explores the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy Administrative Code, specifically Chapter 30-X-6, helping practitioners to distinguish and adhere to the state-specific rules of professional conduct. In addition, a detailed examination of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is included, providing a broader perspective on ethical standards within the accounting profession. Through relevant case studies and practical examples, the course offers an engaging and practical approach to understanding and applying these ethical standards, ensuring Alabama CPAs are equipped to navigate ethical dilemmas confidently and competently.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Define ethics from an overall and professional perspective.
  • Distinguish the rules of professional conduct contained in the Alabama Administrative Code -Chapter 30-X-6.
  • Describe the ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
November 8, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

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Patricia McCarthy, MBA, is a partner at CFO Resources LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. Her focus is on Microsoft products, particularly Excel, and how to use these programs effectively in business. She’s also certified as an MOS expert in Excel. Patricia has been in software training for over 20 years, and her client list includes the Indiana CPA Society, which awarded her its Outstanding Discussion Leader award. She has been a contributor to the Journal of Accountancy and has published articles in several CPA society magazines, including societies in Indiana, Missouri, Texas, and Arizona. Patricia is a …

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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 …