Colorado Ethics: Principles and Conduct for CPAs

  • Credits: 2
  • Format: Self-Study eBook
  • Field of Study: Ethics
  • Author/Speaker: Walter Austin
Available Formats:
Advanced Preparation: None
Experience Level: Overview
Program Prerequisites: General Understanding of Ethical Standards
Course ID: WA-121.21
Published Date: © Jan 2020
COURSE DESCRIPTION

“A man should be upright, not kept upright.” Marcus Aurelius

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, the California Accountancy Act, the Board of Accountancy Rules and Regulations, and other professional codes 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. California laws or rules may 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 is the standard for all CPAs. This course explains the issues, developments, and problems addressed by recent AICPA and SEC Ethics pronouncements and updates.

Objectives:
  • Introduce various philosophical aspects of ethics and the Composition, Applicability, and Compliance aspects of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Code of Ethics. Unit One
  • Identify the Principles that provide the overall environment of the Code of Ethics. Unit Two

Who Should Attend:
  • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorship’s:
NASBA