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Ethical Considerations for CPAs


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4.00 Credits

Member Price $145

Non-Member Price $195


CPAs today face greater challenges than ever to maintain the high ethical standards of their profession. This course provides a framework within which to consider the ethical challenges facing CPAs and focuses on ethical requirements that CPAs must adhere to in their everyday practice, including practical examples of potential ethical dilemmas that practitioners may encounter.


• The CPA’s role in today’s economy • The similarities and differences between individual and business ethics • The link between ethics, integrity and scruples • The basic attributes of ethics and professional conduct • The history of the CPA profession and the CPA’s requirement to adhere to ethics policies and codes of conduct • The AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct and a CPA’s responsibility to the public, clients, and colleagues • 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 careerson


Experience in financial reporting

Designed For

All CPAs


• Understand the attributes of ethics and professional conduct • Identify ethical issues that occur every day in the work environment • 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




Leader Bios

Daryl Krause

Daryl G. Krause, CPA, has CPA Certifications and he practices in: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin as Manager & CEO of his CPA firm, which he founded in 2005. Previously he enjoyed 23 years of diversified responsibilities with Ernst & Young. Industries he served included manufacturing, construction, real estate and financial services. Daryl has led more than 100 courses for the AICPA in 27 states and the District of Columbia. He also performs technical reviews during the development of certain AICPA courses.

Daryl was the Ohio Valley Area Director of Employee Benefit Plan Services specialty audit practice for 8 years responsible for the technical accuracy and quality of over 300,000 hours of employee benefit plan audit effort. Roles included sign-off partner for approximately one third of the entire area’s engagements, independent reviewer on approximately 100 additional plans per year and technical advisor for all work.

As Senior Manager in the Entrepreneurial Services group for 3 years he managed a portfolio of corporate audit client relationships. Roles included providing SEC reporting assistance to new public companies, assisting in due diligence on potential acquisitions and helping companies improve their controls and financial reporting processes.

He served in E&Y’s National Professional Development group as a Senior Manager for 5 years. Roles included designing, developing and delivering core curriculum Audit and Entrepreneurial Services training programs for the entire U.S. practice. Part of the 11 member team that completed the development effort to introduce the Ernst & Young Audit Approach training for Staff through Partner following the Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young merger, which was deemed a critical success factor for the newly formed Ernst & Young.

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Non-Member Price $195

Member Price $145