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Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (4980) (ETH80)

Date:Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
(Registration at 8:00am )
Facility:Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale
CPE Credit:4.0 Ethics
Instructor: Cecil Patterson Jr., CPA,MBA
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Course Level:Update
Early Bird Price:$99.00 FICPA Members, $164.00 Non-Members
Regular Price:$154.00 FICPA Members, $219.00 Non-Members on 11/13/2017


As professionals, CPAs often face complex and challenging ethical situations.  This course provides a framework to assist CPAs address their ethical and regulatory obligations and comply with professional requirements.  Through interactive discussion, we will explore recent trends in business and professional ethics along with the application of specific rules and requirements applicable to CPAs.  Our focus will be on the obligations imposed on CPAs by the Florida Statutes, the Rules of the Florida Board of Accountancy, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

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

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

Who Should Attend:
This course is designed meet the requirements for continuing professional education in Ethics for Florida licensees 



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