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Ethics for Governmental CPAs in Florida (6957) (ETHGWBR3)

Date:Friday, March 2, 2018
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
(Registration at 8:00am )
Facility:Webcast or Webinar, Online
CPE Credit:4.0 Ethics
Instructor: William Blend, CFE, CPA
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Course Level:Update
Early Bird Price:$85.00 FICPA Members, $145.00 Non-Members


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 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 FGFOA Code of Ethics, and Chapter 112, F.S.  

This newly enhanced course is specifically designed for professionals working in government.  The course fulfills the biennial ethics requirement for Florida CPAs and CGFOs of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association.  This course was recorded on June 28, 2017.


After viewing this presentation, 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 Florida Statutes 112 prohibits actions or conduct  guidance for government employees.
  • 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:
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct 
  • Business ethics 
  • Chapters 455, 473, and 112, F.S. 
  • 61H1 F.A.C. 
  • Common violations of Florida laws and rules 
  • Client record retention 
  • Competency 
  • CPE requirements
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Florida Commission on Ethics
  • FGFOA Code of Ethics
  • Financial disclosure forms
  • Gifts
  • Independence 
  • Integrity and objectivity
  • Licensure requirements – individuals and firms 
  • Misuse of public position 
  • Peer Review 
  • Practice mobility 


Who Should Attend:

This course is designed meet the requirements for continuing professional education in Ethics for Florida licensees, especially those in the public sector.



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Registration Status: CLOSED - Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.