General Ethics for CPAs

Unethical behavior can ruin professional careers, and could result in fines, penalties, or even a loss of licensure. This course focuses on the risks that CPAs face in both public and industry practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the foundation of ethical behavior
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas faced by CPAs in both public and industry practice
  • Explain important principles underlying the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct
  • Discuss risks facing CPAs related to integrity, objectivity, and independence

Major Topics

  • Introduction to the concept of ethics
  • Examples of handling moral dilemmas
  • The importance of ethics in internal controls
  • The risk of a CPA’s fiduciary duty
  • Core Principles of the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct
  • Perceptions of the SEC, PCAOB, International Federation of Accountants and other players

Who Should Attend

Public and industry accountants at all levels interested in general ethics

Fields of Study

Regulatory Ethics




Virginia Society of CPAs

CPE Credits




This course is currently available for registration

Date Host Org CPE Format
11/10/2020 Business Learning Institute 4.0 In-Person Register Now

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