Aronson LLC – Business Ethics + Virginia CPA Ethics: 2020 Required Course (PM session)


While ethics training is required by many states, the true value of the CPA license is in understanding how critically important ethical behavior is to one another, our customers, and to the public. This course will explore the basic tenets of ethical behavior and use case studies to explore ethical dilemmas in various companies and organizations.

The second half of this program will focus on VA-specific Ethics. Developed using the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA) “Virginia-Specific Ethics Course Outline” as the course framework, Virginia CPA Ethics: Required Course accomplishes the following fundamental objectives:
* Updates CPAs on regulatory developments and provides guidance regarding the relevance of those laws, rules and regulations for their areas of interest and/or practice * Provokes thought and discussion among CPAs on the role and practical application of ethics within the profession.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and understand critical thinking errors as they relate to ethical dilemmas
  • Examine the professional code of ethics and conduct
  • Business Ethics
  • Review the AICPA Ethics Codification
  • Examine the impact of ethical and unethical conduct on our profession

    VA Ethics

  • Developed using the VBOA’s outline as the course framework, attendees will be able to accomplish the following objectives:
  • Identify the core ethical responsibilities a CPA has to the public and to his or her clients/employer
  • Differentiate between acceptable and non-acceptable behavior for Virginia CPAs as outlined in the AICPA Code of Conduct, Virginia statutes and regulations and other resources
  • Recall Virginia CPE rules and consequences
  • Recognize the impact of unlicensed activity to individuals and firms
Major Topics
  • Using real disciplinary case, the non-specific VA Ethics portion of this course will examine what has gone wrong with the behavior of others in our profession. We will provide our standard of conduct and then apply those standards to the real world.
  • Satisfies the VBOA Ethics CPE requirement and fulfills some requirements for the following jurisdictions:
  • Maryland: Satisfies 2 hours
  • North Carolina: Group study and on-demand versions satisfy 2 hours for CPAs licensed in Virginia and North Carolina who primarily work in Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.: Satisfies 2 hours
  • West Virginia: Satisfies 2 hours
  • Relevant to Virginia CPAs working in public practice, industry, government, nonprofits and academia
  • Uses case-based instruction to consider relevant ethical dilemmas
  • Includes course materials which serve as reference resources
Business Learning Institute
Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
T Shaped Professional Leadership
CPE Field of Study
Regulatory Ethics
Who Should Attend

Licensed CPAs, CPAs in Industry and individuals working in the accounting profession

Jennifer Elder


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Sep 24, 2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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Aronson LLC – Business Ethics + Virginia CPA Ethics: 2020 Required Course (PM session)

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