Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs - 4980

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Overview

4.0 Credits
IN-PERSON

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

This course is designed meet the requirements for continuing professional education in Ethics for Florida licensees

Prerequisite

None

Sessions/Options

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

General Sessions

FICPA EZMaterials! As of April 1, 2017, the FICPA will be going completely green and paper manuals will no longer be available. You will be able to download the EZMaterials as searchable PDFs to your laptop, tablet or other device seven days before the event. Click here for more information.