Not-for-Credit Accounting  |  Format: Flash

Ethics for Accountants (demo)

Course Overview
This is an ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants such as CPAs in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice and fairness when dealing with the public, clients and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach - the threats and safeguards approach - to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize ethical reasoning used by accountants.
  • Identify different principles and rules of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Identify independence and objectivity issues.
  • Recognize ethical standards and violations.
  • Identify the key issues of corporate responsibility law (Sarbanes-Oxley act) that influence auditor independence.
  • Identify licensing and disciplinary mechanisms within the profession.
  • Identify the ethical standards required of accountants and financial professionals by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

       
    Catalog Number: 99ETHICS-d
    CPE Credits: 0
    Author: Steve Spafford, CPA
    Prerequisites/
    Advanced Preparation:
    None
    Course Level: Overview
    Field of Study:
    Content Partner: SmartPros Ltd.
    Course Type:
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Jul 16, 2019 / Jul 16, 2021

     

     

     

     

     

     

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