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Surgent's Ethical Considerations for the CPA

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Apr 12, 2021, 1:00pm–4:30pm
CPE Credits:
Regulatory Ethics: 4.00
Fields of Study:
Regulatory Ethics
CPAs today face greater challenges than ever to maintain the high ethical standards of their profession. This course reviews a history of the CPA profession but will focus on ethical requirements that CPAs must adhere to in their everyday practice, including practical examples of potential ethical dilemmas that practitioners may encounter. This course covers general ethics and is applicable for CPAs in states in which state-specific ethics are not required. This course does not qualify for IRS credit.


  • Understand the attributes of ethics and professional conduct
  • Identify ethical issues that occur every day in the work environment and how a CPA can most effectively address them
  • Understand those deliberative, emotional, and social skills that enable a CPA to put their knowledge of the rules into practice in ways that are applicable to any situation
  • Recall key provisions of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct as it relates to CPA Independence and professional conduct issues
  • Identify key ethical requirements for those representing clients in front of the IRS, as found in IRS Circular 230


  • Examine the CPA's role in today's economy
  • Compare similarities and differences between individual and business ethics
  • Explore the link between ethics, integrity and scruples
  • Discuss the basic attributes of ethics and professional conduct
  • Review the history of the CPA profession and the CPA's requirement to adhere to ethics policies and codes of conduct
  • Review the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct and a CPA's responsibilities to the public, clients and colleagues
  • Discuss the common rules and statutes faced daily in the CPA profession. Case studies may also be utilized to present potential ethical dilemmas CPAs may face during their careers
  • Review CPA Independence violations by current legal case examples

Designed For

All CPAs



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