Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (4980)

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Overview

4.0 Credits
IN-PERSON

The following course is an on-site training event.

Let the FICPA come to you and provide your team with the highest quality customized in-person education they can receive without ever leaving the office. For more information about on-site programs, please use our contact page.

CPAs face many complex and challenging ethical issues. This course addresses the ethical and professional obligations CPAs have to their clients, employers, colleagues, regulators, and to the public. Through interactive dialogue and discussion we will focus on recent trends in business and professional ethics along with the specific rules and requirements applicable to CPAs outlined in Florida Statutes, the Rules of the Florida Board of Accountancy, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

This course fulfills the biennial ethics requirement for Florida CPAs and is designed for professionals in public practice and those working in industry or government.

Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how codes of conduct, professional responsibilities, and core values of the profession issued by various organizations impact the practice of accounting
  • Identify how Florida Statutes 455 and 473 and Florida Administrative Code 61H1 provide guidance for ethical practice
  • Identify how newly revised/ proposed interpretations, rulings, and legislation affect Florida licensees
  • Recognize practice and compliance issues such as independence that affect ethical conduct

Major Topics

The major topics of this course include:

  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Business ethics
  • Chapters 455 and 473, F.S.
  • 61H1 F.A.C.
  • Common violations of Florida laws and rules
  • Client record retention
  • Competency
  • CPE requirements
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Independence
  • Integrity and objectivity
  • Licensure requirements – individuals and firms
  • Peer Review Practice mobility

Designed For

CPAs licensed in Florida

Prerequisite

None

Let the FICPA come to you and provide your team with the highest quality customized in-person education they can receive without ever leaving the office. For more information about on-site programs, please use our contact page.