Texas Ethics: A CPA's Guidebook to Ethical Behavior 2020

  • Credits: 4
  • Format: Self-Study eBook
  • Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
  • Author/ Speaker: ALLISON M. MCLEOD, LL.M., CPA

Course ID: Advanced Preparation: Experience Level:
AM-103.20 None Basic
Published Date: Program Prerequisites: Other Course Formats:
© Jan 2020 Understanding of Ethics eBook | Self-Study

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A CPA is challenged in today’s work world to not only serve his/her client or employer but also to protect the public interest by ensuring that there is transparency in financial reporting or there is fair administration of the tax laws. In balancing the two interests, a CPA may find him or herself in an ethical dilemma. This course covers not only basic ethical frameworks but also specific rules governing CPA practice and responsibilities. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.

Learning Objectives:

After reading the course material, you will be able to:

  • To educate licensees in ethics of professional accounting as Texas CPAs.
  • To convey the intent of the Rules of Professional Conduct in the performance of professional accounting services/work, not to adhere to the mere technical compliance of such rules.
  • To assist the Texas CPA in applying ethical judgment in interpreting the rules and determining public interest. Public interest should be placed ahead of self-interest, even if it means a loss of job or client.
  • To review and discuss the Rules of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of practices.

Who Should Attend:

  • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
  • Enrolled Agents (EAs)
  • Tax Return Preparers (TRPs)

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

NASBA