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24SI-0001: Professional Ethics: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Comprehensive Course for Licensure (Self-Study)

Valid for one year from purchase date
Self-study - On-Demand
8 CPE (8 technical)  |  8 Ethics

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Explore the ethical principles and independence requirements essential to maintaining honesty, objectivity and professional conduct in the accounting and finance profession. Examine the fundamentals of ethical accounting, professional ethics standards that apply to accountants, independence rules, conflicts of interest, confidentiality and more. Look at real-world case studies that shed light on ethical dilemmas and the guidelines to navigate them.

Major subjects

  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and its conceptual framework
  • Ethics and independence rules from the AICPA and other regulators, including the U.S. government
  • Activities that discredit the profession
  • Ethics interpretations issued by the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC)
  • Non-compliance with laws and regulations (NOCLAR)
  • AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services (SSTSs)
  • U.S. Treasury Department’s Circular No. 230
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalty provisions

Learning objective(s)

  • Recall the structure, application and content of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Recall how to apply the conceptual framework and respond to pressure when preparing and reporting information
  • Recall recently adopted interpretations on responding to noncompliance with laws and regulations and receiving gifts and entertainment
  • Recognize discreditable acts under the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and the consequences of violating the code
  • Recognize the fundamental concepts underlying the “Independence Rule” in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct

Who should take this program?

Accounting and finance professionals working toward earning their CPA license and current CPAs maintaining their CPA license


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Regulatory Ethics - Technical (8.0)
Level Basic
Format Self-study - On-Demand
Sponsor AICPA
NASBA ID#: 112891
Prerequisites Prereq. None

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