Ohio Professional Ethics

3 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Ohio Professional Ethics

Course Level
CPE Credits

3 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

Ethical dilemmas in the accounting profession often present complex challenges, especially when balancing professional integrity with legal compliance. “Ohio Professional Ethics” is a course specifically designed for Ohio CPAs to navigate these challenges, fulfilling the 3-hour Ethics CPE requirement. It begins with an exploration of ethical thought and the core values integral to the CPA profession, providing a strong foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of ethics. The course delves deep into the laws and rules under Chapter 4701 of the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code, as well as the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. Through engaging case studies, you’ll learn to apply these ethical standards in real-world scenarios, ensuring your professional decisions are both legally sound and ethically robust.

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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, noting differences between moral and ethical conduct
  • Note the ethical rules contained in Chapter 4701 of the Ohio Administrative Code
  • Recognize ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
April 19, 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 …