Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (4980)

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Overview

4 Credits
IN-PERSON

Need to satisfy your Florida Ethics requirement? This course centers on the most common errors and regulations that impact the practice of public accounting in Florida as well as real-life ethical issues faced by individuals and organizations. It addresses newly revised and proposed interpretations, rulings and legislation that affects CPAs in both public accounting firms and employment in industry, government and education.

Objectives

This course is designed to help Florida licensees meet the requirements for ethics continuing education

Major Topics

  • Individual ethics – Discussion of the code of conduct, professional responsibilities, and core values of the profession. How are ethics and ethical behavior defined? What does it mean to be ethical as an accounting practitioner? How do the code of conduct, professional responsibilities, and core values of the profession impact the practice of accounting?
  • Business ethics – How do making ethical choices in the workplace impact businesses and individuals? What is the role and responsibility of organizations in creating an ethical culture?
  • Florida statutes and rules – How do Chapters 455, 473 Florida Statutes and 61H1 Florida Administrative Code (FAC) relate to ethical practice? What are the newly revised and proposed interpretations, rulings, and legislation that affects CPAs in both public accounting firms and employment in industry, government and education?
  • Independence – What are the highlights of Florida's independence rules, AICPA Interpretation 101-3, and their differences in regards to public accounting?
  • Specialized practice areas – What are the specialized ethical responsibilities in practice areas such as tax, industry, and government?
  • Future trends – What are the trends that will impact the future of the accounting profession? What trends and changes are being observed by Florida CPAs?
  • AICPA Interpretation 101-3 on independence and the differences between attest and non-attest services for clients
  • Responsibilities of CPAs to their clients on confidentiality and record retention as required by AICPA
  • New rules for client data and information in Interpretation 501-1 and FAC 61H1-23 and guidelines for advertising, solicitations, use of names and responsibilities for others
  • Future implications of CPAs and ethics

Designed For

All Florida CPA licensees

Prerequisite

None

Sessions

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Monday, November 3, 2014

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