Professional Ethics for Oregon CPAs

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Professional Ethics for Oregon CPAs

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

This 4-hour course is expertly designed to fulfill the Oregon Specific Ethics requirement for CPAs, providing a comprehensive overview of ethical practices in the accounting profession within the context of Oregon’s specific rules and regulations. The course delves into the foundational concepts of ethical thought, core values of the CPA profession, and the practical application of these values in ethical decision-making. It also comprehensively covers the Oregon Board of Accountancy Code of Professional Conduct, along with relevant Oregon rules and statutes related to public accountancy.

The benefits of this course are multi-faceted. By engaging with this course, participants will be able to define ethics from both general and professional perspectives, understand the ethical standards of the Oregon Board of Accountancy, and become well-versed in the specific rules and statutes of Oregon related to public accountancy. The inclusion of case studies and analysis of recent disciplinary actions further enriches the learning experience, providing real-world examples of the application of these ethical standards. This course is crucial for Oregon CPAs to stay informed, compliant, and ethically grounded in their professional practice.

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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
  • Describe the ethical standards contained in the Oregon Board of Accountancy Code of Professional Conduct
  • Describe the Oregon rules and statutes pertaining to the practice of public accountancy
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
August 25, 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 …