Ethics: A Walk Through the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct (551)

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Meeting Times:

Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 AM - Monday, October 25, 2021 12:30 PM
The meeting time above is expressed in MOUNTAIN TIME, which is:
Eastern Time:
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Central Time:
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Pacific Time:
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


This course is in the past and can no longer be purchased.


Internet Course - Live Streamed

Delivery Method:

Group Internet Based

Credit Hours:

2.0 Regulatory Ethics (not IRS)
2.0 Behavioral Ethics (not IRS)

Field of Study:

Regulatory Ethics - Technical; and Behavioral Ethics - Non-Technical

Course Level:




General Description:

Participants will review what ethics means for a CPA firm and its staff. CPAs will understand and be able to use the rules in practice. This interactive workshop designed for practitioners in small and medium-sized CPA firms will include lecture with generous time for questions and case studies to reinforce the concepts. Online participants are encouraged to call in with questions.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course the participant will be able to:

  • List the four sections of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, determine which section applies to them, and summarize the major provisions applicable to them.
  • Analyze ethical dilemmas for CPAs, including prohibited transactions, independence rules, conflicts of interest, professional responsibility, subordination of judgment, and confidentiality, and disclosure in engagement letters.
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas for clients.
  • Develop and implement appropriate internal controls and engagement letter practices for the firm.
  • Analyze threats and safeguards in the firm.


Mark F. Wille, CPA, has been a peer reviewer and a member of the California CPAs Accounting and Auditing Committee for more than a decade. His Newport Beach, California, practice consists mainly of small business clients for whom he provides substantial strategic planning and financial coaching. He provides consulting for CPAs regarding various accounting and auditing matters and practice management, performs annual peer review inspections, and assists in the sale of their practices.

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