Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (4980)

Friday, January 14, 2022
Webcast or Webinar, Online
8:30am - 12:30pm (opens at 8:00am) EST
4Credits
Ethics

Registration is 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.

Members
$90.00 Regular Price
Non-Members
$150.00 Regular Price
Course Type: Webcast
Course Code: 21/ETHWBR09
Level: Update
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

Overview:

It is essential for CPAs to have an understanding of the ethical problems and principles that impact their daily interactions with clients, employers, and regulatory authorities.  This informative and lively course is delivered through an interactive discussion with our panel of experts.  This course reviews the frameworks provided in the Florida Statutes, the Rules of the Florida Board of Accountancy, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct that determine the expectations for your behavior as a Florida CPA.  In addition to focusing on the application of specific rules and requirements in those frameworks, the course will also examine recent trends in business and professional ethics.  This course is designed for CPAs in all areas of practice and fulfills the biennial ethics requirements for Florida CPAs.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Presenters:

  • J. Edward Grossman, CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA

    PrincipalCliftonLarsonAllen LLPEd is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen having over 35 years of experience in public accounting. Based in Lakeland, Florida, Ed is a member of the firm’s National Assurance Technical Group. His primary responsibilities include being a technical resource for the audit and assurance practice and performing quality reviews of assurance and accounting engagements...

    Read more about J. Edward Grossman here
  • Gary A Fracassi, CGMA,CPA

    Gary Fracassi currently owns his own public practice in Orlando and has been at it for a “few” years.  He primarily focuses on tax and accounting/controller services for new and emerging small businesses, as well as several non-profit groups.  He started his career with a small local firm while still in school. He has worked in small firms, large regional firms, and in industry as controller for a...

    Read more about Gary A Fracassi here
  • Laura Krueger Brock, CFE,CFF

    Ms Brock specializes in audit and accounting with a focus in nonprofits and governmental organizations as well as forensic accounting and investigations. In addition, she assists with supervision in the field, training, quality review and audit efficiency. Ms Brock joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co. in 2016. She joined KB from CBIZ-MHM, LLC (formerly Kirkland Russ Murphy & Tapp) where she was a...

    Read more about Laura Krueger Brock here
  • Paul N Brown, CPA, CGMA

    Paul Brown joined the FICPA in November 1992 and is the Director of Technical Services for the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA). One of Paul’s main duties is to serve as the technical reviewer in Florida for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Peer Review Program.  The program administers approximately 425 reviews annually in Florida and oversees approximately 125 peer...

    Read more about Paul N Brown here

Presenters:

J. Edward Grossman, CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA

PrincipalCliftonLarsonAllen LLPEd is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen having over 35 years of experience in public accounting. Based in Lakeland, Florida, Ed is a member of the firm’s National Assurance Technical Group. His primary responsibilities include being a technical resource for the audit and assurance practice and performing quality reviews of assurance and accounting engagements...Read more about J. Edward Grossman here

Gary A Fracassi, CGMA,CPA

Gary Fracassi currently owns his own public practice in Orlando and has been at it for a “few” years.  He primarily focuses on tax and accounting/controller services for new and emerging small businesses, as well as several non-profit groups.  He started his career with a small local firm while still in school. He has worked in small firms, large regional firms, and in industry as controller for a...Read more about Gary A Fracassi here

Laura Krueger Brock, CFE,CFF

Ms Brock specializes in audit and accounting with a focus in nonprofits and governmental organizations as well as forensic accounting and investigations. In addition, she assists with supervision in the field, training, quality review and audit efficiency. Ms Brock joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co. in 2016. She joined KB from CBIZ-MHM, LLC (formerly Kirkland Russ Murphy & Tapp) where she was a...Read more about Laura Krueger Brock here

Paul N Brown, CPA, CGMA

Paul Brown joined the FICPA in November 1992 and is the Director of Technical Services for the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA). One of Paul’s main duties is to serve as the technical reviewer in Florida for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Peer Review Program.  The program administers approximately 425 reviews annually in Florida and oversees approximately 125 peer...Read more about Paul N Brown here

Major Topics:

  • 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
  • CPE requirements
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Fraud
  • Independence
  • Integrity and objectivity
  • Licensure requirements – individuals and firms 
  • Peer Review 
  • Practice mobility
  • Professional competency

Major Topics:

  • 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
  • CPE requirements
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Fraud
  • Independence
  • Integrity and objectivity
  • Licensure requirements – individuals and firms 
  • Peer Review 
  • Practice mobility
  • Professional competency

Designed For:

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

Prerequisties:

None