CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR TAX & FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

Government Ethics for CPAs

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Credits
CPE Credits
2 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

The principle of the “public interest” is fundamental to the responsibilities of auditors and critical in the government environment.  This holds particularly true given the turbulent nature of today’s political climate.  This two hour board approved ethics courses touches upon ethics rules and regulations that CPAs must adhere to when auditing government entities or serving as an employee of the federal government.  Topics in this session include:

  • An overview professional and regulatory agencies CPAs should be mindful of.
  • Ethics and Independence Standards expressed in Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • Federal law pertaining to conflict of interest rules and other ethical considerations for current and former government employees.
  • Scams and frauds CPAs should be aware of related to COVID-19 relief programs and federal grants.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recall details concerning the Government Accountability Office and its role in issuing auditing and ethical standards for CPA’s.
  • Recall various ethical principles auditors should abide by when conducting engagements in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • Identify specific actions auditors should take when relying upon the GAGAS conceptual framework for independence.
  • Identify rules and prohibited actions government employees must be mindful of when faced with conflicts of interest, bribery and illegal gratuities.
  • Recall elements contained in the 14 Principles of Ethical Conduct which apply to federal employees.
  • Recall various frauds criminals have engaged in with respect to COVID relief efforts including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Unemployment Insurance relief.
  • Recall common fraudulent behavior and scams in connection with federal grants.

Course Specifics

Course ID
4210699
Revision Date
November 3, 2021
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

Frank Castillo

Frank Castillo is a nationally acclaimed CPA, author & instructor. His body of published work includes over 300 video and text based courses addressing technical and personal challenges modern day accountants face.  Frank has traveled extensively across this great country providing tailored consulting services for professional athletes, performing artists, business mavericks, and dedicated licensed professionals.

Government Ethics for CPAs

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
2 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

$58.00$78.00

Clear
Icon_Self-Study
Self-Study
Icon_Level
Overview
Credits
CPE Credits
2 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

The principle of the “public interest” is fundamental to the responsibilities of auditors and critical in the government environment.  This holds particularly true given the turbulent nature of today’s political climate.  This two hour board approved ethics courses touches upon ethics rules and regulations that CPAs must adhere to when auditing government entities or serving as an employee of the federal government.  Topics in this session include:

  • An overview professional and regulatory agencies CPAs should be mindful of.
  • Ethics and Independence Standards expressed in Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • Federal law pertaining to conflict of interest rules and other ethical considerations for current and former government employees.
  • Scams and frauds CPAs should be aware of related to COVID-19 relief programs and federal grants.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recall details concerning the Government Accountability Office and its role in issuing auditing and ethical standards for CPA’s.
  • Recall various ethical principles auditors should abide by when conducting engagements in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • Identify specific actions auditors should take when relying upon the GAGAS conceptual framework for independence.
  • Identify rules and prohibited actions government employees must be mindful of when faced with conflicts of interest, bribery and illegal gratuities.
  • Recall elements contained in the 14 Principles of Ethical Conduct which apply to federal employees.
  • Recall various frauds criminals have engaged in with respect to COVID relief efforts including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Unemployment Insurance relief.
  • Recall common fraudulent behavior and scams in connection with federal grants.

Course Specifics

Course ID
4210699
Revision Date
November 3, 2021
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

Frank Castillo

Frank Castillo is a nationally acclaimed CPA, author & instructor. His body of published work includes over 300 video and text based courses addressing technical and personal challenges modern day accountants face.  Frank has traveled extensively across this great country providing tailored consulting services for professional athletes, performing artists, business mavericks, and dedicated licensed professionals.

Government Ethics for CPAs

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
2 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

$58.00$78.00

Clear