- Credits: 4
- Format: Self-Study eBook
- Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
- Author/Speaker: Allison M. McLeod, CPA
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|© April 2021||Basic Understanding of Ethics||Self-Study Video | Self-Study Audio | Live Webinar | OnDemand Webinar|
A CPA is challenged in today’s work world to serve his/her client or employer and protect the public interest by ensuring that there is transparency in financial reporting or there is fair administration of the tax laws. In balancing the two interests, a CPA may find himself or herself in an ethical dilemma. This course covers not only basic ethical frameworks but also specific rules governing CPA practice and responsibilities. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.
After reading the course material, you will be able to:
- To educate licensees in ethics of professional accounting as Texas CPAs.
- To convey the intent of the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in the performance of professional accounting services/work, not to adhere to the mere technical compliance of such rules.
- To assist the Texas CPA in applying ethical judgment in interpreting the rules and determining public interest. Public interest should be placed ahead of self-interest, even if it means a loss of job or client.
- To review and discuss the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of practices, including:
- CPAs in client practice of public accountancy who perform attest and non-attest services.
- CPAs employed in industry who provide internal accounting and auditing services.
- CPAs employed in education or government accounting or auditing.
Who Should Attend:
- All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)