Ethical Conduct for Florida CPAs

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Ethical Conduct for Florida CPAs

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

This comprehensive 4-hour course is specifically tailored to meet the Ethics CPE requirements for Florida CPAs, offering an in-depth exploration of ethical standards in the accounting profession. Designed for those who need to stay aligned with state and national ethical guidelines, this course is an invaluable resource for CPAs looking to enhance their understanding of ethical practices.

Participants will benefit from a detailed examination of the definitions of morals and ethics, gaining clarity on the distinctions and applications of each in their professional lives. The course offers insights into the characteristics of various threats in public practice, teaching CPAs to evaluate and implement appropriate safeguards effectively. It thoroughly reviews the ethical standards as outlined in the Florida Board of Accountancy rules and related Florida statutes, ensuring participants are up-to-date with state-specific regulations. Additionally, the course covers the ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, providing a comprehensive understanding of national ethical expectations. Through practical case studies, participants will see how these ethical standards are applied in real-world scenarios, enhancing their ability to practice with integrity and professionalism. This course equips Florida CPAs with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet their ethical obligations confidently and competently.

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Learning Objectives

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

Chapter 1

  • Recognize the definitions of morals and ethics and the differences between each

Chapter 2

  • Recognize the characteristics of various threats in public practice and ways to evaluate threats and identify appropriate safeguards

Chapter 3

  • Recognize the ethical standards contained in the Florida Board of Accountancy rules and related Florida statutes

Chapter 4

  • Recognize the ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
March 22, 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.

Meet The Experts

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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 …