Professional Ethics for Maryland CPAs

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Professional Ethics for Maryland CPAs

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

Ethical dilemmas in accounting can be challenging, often placing CPAs in complex situations where professional judgment is crucial. This course is designed to address these challenges by providing Maryland CPAs with a comprehensive understanding of professional ethics. It covers not only the core values of the CPA profession but also the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The course delves into the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy Code of Professional Conduct and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, providing detailed insights into both. Using case studies, the course emphasizes practical scenarios, helping participants recognize ethical dilemmas from both an overall and a professional perspective. This 4-hour course equips Maryland CPAs with the knowledge and skills to navigate ethical challenges confidently, ensuring adherence to professional standards and regulations.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize ethics from an overall and professional perspective; and
  • Recognize the regulations contained in the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy Code of Professional Conduct; and
  • Recognize the ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
November 1, 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 …