Maintaining Your Independence

1 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Maintaining Your Independence

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

Maintaining Your Independence is a critical course for professionals striving to uphold the highest standards in their field. Presented by Jeff Sailor, known for his engaging style and humor, this course offers a deep dive into the concept of independence as it pertains to financial reporting. The course’s features include a comprehensive exploration of the requirements for independence, a detailed look at the seven threats that can compromise it, and an analysis of the independence issues highlighted in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. The benefits of this course are significant: you will gain a clearer understanding of what constitutes independence, learn how to identify and mitigate threats, and comprehend the professional conduct standards essential for maintaining independence. Jeff’s unique presentation style not only ensures an informative experience but also reinforces the material, making this course both educational and enjoyable.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Define independence
  • Describe the requirements for independence in financial reporting
  • Identify the seven threats to independence
  • Describe the independence issues found in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
November 10, 2022


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

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

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Meet The Experts

Jeff Sailor Headshot

Jeff Sailor, CPA, received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he joined the auditing staff at Peat Marwick in Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked on a large number of national accounts. Jeff has managed his own accounting firm in Ocala, Florida, since 1984. During that time, he has also developed unique auditing approaches and auditing software. Since 1992, Jeff has been teaching accounting and auditing courses he developed to combat traditional “boring CPE.” Using a variety of creative teaching methods sprinkled with humorous video spoofs, Jeff is able to combine his in-depth accounting insights …