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Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs in Industry (20805) (ETHICM)

Date:Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time:12:30pm - 4:00pm
(Registration at 12:00pm)
Facility:Signature Grand, Davie
CPE Credit:4.0 Ethics
Instructor: J. E. Grossman, CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA
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 2/23/2018


This ethics seminar is designed for CPAs practicing in business and industry. Join us to address ethical practices in business, including fraud, corporate accounting, the ethical climate in today's workplace and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct for Members in Business.

We'll also review Florida Statutes 473 and 455, as well as Administrative Code 61H1 with a focus on new laws and rules that impact you.

This course fulfills the biennial ethics requirement established by the Florida Board of Accountancy.

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

Major Topics:

The major topics of this course include:

  • 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

Who Should Attend:
All Florida CPA licensees



FICPA EZMaterials! Instead of picking up paper manuals at the event, you’ll be able to download the EZMaterials as searchable PDFs to your laptop, tablet or other device seven days before the event. For an additional fee you may choose to purchase a hardcopy of the seminar manuals. If requested during registration at least eight days prior to the course, your hardcopy will be available for pickup at the event. Click here for more information.


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
General Sessions
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