Course ID: CS-LTTT

Leadership and the Tone at the Top

While several years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making. The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand. This course is part of a series of short courses that will explore key economic, personnel, and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come.

This one hour course will examine and walk-through key elements of leadership and how the CPA or financial executive can impact the tone at the top of the organization. Special focus will be given to the role of the financial professional in establishing core values and/or a code of ethics in the organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize what it means to be an effective leader
  • Describe how to set the “tone at the top”
  • Identify various leadership principles and their impact on an organization
  • Identify various Core Values and their impact on an organization

Major Topics

  • Effective leadership
  • Setting the tone at the top
  • Leadership principles
  • Leadership traits *Core values
  • The value of trust
  • Management and culture
  • Developing subordinates
  • Execution or results
  • Ethical conduct
  • Core values

Who Should Attend

CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers

Fields of Study

Business Management & Organization




Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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