Ethics for the Industry Accountant

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Ethics for the Industry Accountant

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

Embark on a journey through the heart of ethical decision-making with our targeted course, designed specifically for CPAs in various industries. This online Webcast CPE course goes beyond the basics, offering a deep dive into the professional code of ethics and conduct, and introducing the new AICPA Ethics Codification. By participating, you will not only fulfill your CPE requirements, but also gain valuable insights into critical thinking errors and their implications in ethical dilemmas. The course’s unique approach, using case studies from diverse companies and organizations, provides practical, real-world applications of ethical principles. This not only broadens your understanding but also prepares you to handle complex ethical situations confidently. Additionally, the course offers crucial knowledge about common types of business fraud, empowering you to identify and address potential red flags. By enhancing your ethical competence, you are not just advancing your career but also upholding the honor and trustworthiness of the accounting profession.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and understand critical thinking errors as they relate to ethical dilemmas;
  • Understand the professional code of ethics and conduct;
  • Understand the new AICPA Ethics Codification;
  • Examine the impact of ethical and unethical conduct on our profession; and
  • Understand the common types of fraud in business and identify red flags of fraud.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 8, 2023


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Ethics Credits: 0
CTEC Ethics Credits: 0

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Meet The Experts

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Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, is the president of F.X. Ryan & Associates, which specializes in lean systems implementations, activity-based costing, strategic and operational risk analyses, and corporate governance evaluations. Frank serves and has served on numerous boards of publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was elected chairman of the board of Good Shepherd Center. Frank has served as chairman of the audit committees of two publicly traded companies, and he’s the current audit committee chairman of a major nonprofit organization in Maryland. Francis X. Ryan is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and …