Regulatory Ethics: Professional Considerations in the Modern World

3 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Regulatory Ethics: Professional Considerations in the Modern World

Course Level
CPE Credits

3 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

This comprehensive regulatory ethics course is designed for practitioners in today’s fast pace world.  We’ll begin with a discussion of ethics trends followed by a practical review of regulatory bodies and standards practitioners must adhere to.  The second half of this course is devoted to the “remote office”.  Specifically, we’ll cover best practices, Federal and State privacy laws, along with a detailed discussion of client information and requirements to safeguard data.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Recall which branch of ethics is closely aligned with regulatory guidance in organizations.
  • Identify prevailing global trends in business ethics.
  • Identify key concepts practitioners should be mindful of when practicing across different jurisdictions.
  • Recall various ethical standards pronounced by select rule-making bodies.
  • Recall various threats impacting practitioner independence.
  • Identify professional duties governed by Circular 230.
  • Recall which regulatory standards apply to tax practitioners concerning confidential client records.
  • Identify which states have adopted privacy laws for business entities.
  • Recall best practices in connection with remote workers.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
April 9, 2024


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Frank Castillo is a nationally acclaimed CPA, author & instructor. His body of published work includes over 300 video and text based courses addressing technical and personal challenges modern day accountants face.  Frank has traveled extensively across this great country providing tailored consulting services for professional athletes, performing artists, business mavericks, and dedicated licensed professionals.