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Professional Conduct and Ethics for California CPAs

Course ID: CPE Credits Field Of Study Author or Speaker:  WA-122.E 4 Credits   Ethics   Walter Austin Instructional Method: Advanced Preparation: Program Prerequisites: Experience Level: Interactive Self Study  None   None   Basic  Course Descript ...Read more
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Course ID: CPE Credits Field Of Study Author or Speaker:
 WA-122.E 4 Credits   Ethics   Walter Austin
Instructional Method: Advanced Preparation: Program Prerequisites: Experience Level:
Interactive Self Study  None   None   Basic 

Course Description:

This course satisfies the California Board of Accountancy FOUR-hour ethics requirement for all licensees.  It covers what ethics are and some of the different approaches to ethics.  The course covers all of the AICPA Code of Ethics and many interpretations of the Code, particularly in the independence area. This course DOES NOT satisfy the 2 hour regulatory review requirement. You must take the California Regulatory Review course to satisfy this requirement.

 The California Accountancy Act and the California Board of Accountancy Rules and Regulations are examined.  Also covered are the following topics:

  • Professional Standards/Pronouncements and Recent Changes and Additions
  • Continuing Education (CE) and CE Reporting Requirements
  • Active/Inactive Status
  • Return to Active Status (Reentry)
  • Delinquent Status
  • License Cancellation
  • Records Retention
  • Reportable Events
  • Regulation 3, Change of Address
  • Use of the CPA Designation Name Styles

 Unit Titles:

  1. Purpose of the Code of Ethics
  2. California Accountancy Act
  3. California Board of Accountancy Rules and Regulations
  4. Ethics of Other Professions, Cases, and Current Ethical Problems

 Objectives:

  • To understand the need for Ethics. (Unit One)
  • To understand the Definitions used in the California Accountancy Act (Unit Two)
  • To examine the Practice of Public Accounting in California (Unit Two)
  • To understand the rules and regulations pertaining to ethical conduct. (Unit Three)
  • Be able to describe Renewal of License requirements (Unit Three)
  • Examine the role of the attorney in our society (Unit Four)
  • Be able to discuss the Internal Auditor’s Code (Unit Four)
  • Understand the Financial Executive Institutes’ recommendations for reform (Unit Four)
  • To discuss the impact of various court cases on the profession (Unit Four)

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