Ethics and Professional Conduct for Utah CPAs

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Ethics and Professional Conduct for Utah CPAs

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

Most professionals want to do the ‘right thing,’ but sometimes the correct course of action is not as obvious as we’d like it to be. Understanding the ethical standards of the accounting profession is key in practicing with integrity and avoiding ethical violations. This course will guide the CPA in understanding the ethical obligations, values, and principles of the profession and is designed to meet the professional ethics CPE requirement for Utah CPAs. This course provides a detailed study of the Utah Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act and the Utah Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act Rule, which are found in the Utah Code, 58-26a, and in the Utah Administrative Code, R156-26a, respectively. Participants will be provided with an overview of ethical thought, along with the core values of the CPA profession, and will be guided through the application of these values to ethical reasoning and dilemmas in consideration of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize subject matter. This course is certain to give you the insight needed to guide your practice with integrity using ethical standards of the profession.

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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.
  • Recognize the ethical standards contained in the Utah Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act and the Utah Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act Rules.
  • Recognize the ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Apply the relevant ethical standards to case study scenarios.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
October 30, 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 …