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Professional Ethics: 2016 Update and Refresher

Author/Moderator: Catherine R. Allen, CPA
Publisher: AICPA
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This CPE course will update you on the new and revised ethical requirements that have been adopted during the past year or were being proposed or considered at the time this CPE course was developed. It will also provide a brief refresher on important ethics requirements, which will help ensure that your services are performed with integrity and objectivity, and, where required, independence.

Topics Discussed:

  • Ethics in the Accounting Profession
  • Due Care and Competence
  • Revisions to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Independence Rules

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify new and revised independence rules adopted by the AICPA and other standard setters and regulators.
  • Apply the ethics rules applicable to competency in performing professional services.
  • Recall PCAOB report findings on auditor independence in firms auditing brokers and dealers.
  • Apply the conceptual framework approach to address an ethical matter.
  • Recognize requirements of the GAO Yellow Book for nonaudit services.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

NASBA Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics
Level: Update
Recommended CPE Credit: 2.5
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