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Governmental Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (6957) (ETHSLGAC)

Date:Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 4:30pm
(Registration at 12:30pm)
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

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.

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 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:

The major topics of this course include:

  • 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.


Advanced Preparation:


Qualifies for Yellow Book credit

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.


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