- Credits: 2
- Format: Self-Study eBook
- Field of Study: Ethics
- Author/Speaker: Walter G. Austin, Ph.D., CPA
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|© January 2020||Basic Understanding of Ethics||Self-Study eBook|
A distinguishing feature of any profession is a rigorous code of ethics. As Marcus Aurelius stated in the above quotation, the code of ethics should not be needed for anything other than to provide guidelines for behavior. Unfortunately, it may be needed for some to keep them upright. The true professional will be willing to stay upright by adhering to the set of ethical principles and standards adopted by his or her profession. This course covers the AICPA Code of Ethics. When the text says “members”, it only is binding to the members of the AICPA. However, the federal and state courts correctly consider this as the minimum standard of conduct for any CPA in the United States of America whether they are a member or not. Some state laws differ and need to be adhered to by a covered CPA.
This basic course introduces and explains the ethical standards for the CPA, whether employed in public, governmental, or private accounting. Applications of these are discussed in a professional context. These Principles are based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct, which are the basic standards for all CPAs.
- This course explains the issues, developments, and problems addressed by recent AICPA and SEC Ethic pronouncements and updates.
Who Should Attend:
- All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
- Enrolled Agents (EAs)
- Tax Return Preparers (TRPs)