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Managing Ethical Dilemmas for Texas CPAs

Put your ethics into action by gaining a deeper understanding of rules governing CPA practice and responsibilities.

A CPA is challenged in today's work world to not only serve his/her client or employer but also to protect the public interest by ensuring that there is transparency in financial reporting or there is fair administration of the tax laws. In balancing the two interests, a CPA may find him or herself in an ethical dilemma. This topic covers not only basic ethical frameworks, but also specific rules governing CPA practice and responsibilities. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to identify the ethical standards of professional accounting which are applicable in Texas.
  • You will be able to identify the intent of the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in the performance of professional accounting services.
  • You will be able to recognize appropriate ethical judgment in interpreting the Texas CPA rules and determining public interest.
  • You will be able to identify the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of CPA practices.

222 minutes
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Agenda

The Foundation of Ethical Thought

  • How to Establish an Ethical Framework by Considering Ethical Theories
  • How to Navigate Red Flags of Ethical Dilemmas
  • How to Understand How Rationalization Undermines Ethical Behavior and Leads to Compromise

Ethics and the CPA: Displaying Integrity, Objectivity, Independence and Responsibility to the Public

  • How to Incorporate Essential CPA Values of Integrity, Objectivity, Independence and Responsibility to the Public Into Practice
  • How to Understand What Makes Good People Make Bad Decisions
  • How to Identify Specific Behaviors of High Integrity

Rules of Professional Conduct

  • How to Incorporate a CPA's Responsibility to the Public Into Practice
  • How to Uphold the CPA's Responsibility to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
  • How to Fulfil the CPA's Responsibility to the Profession
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This course was last revised on September 20, 2019.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA

Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA

Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA. A PLLC

  • Full-time senior lecturer at the University of North Texas, teaching classes in corporate income taxes, individual taxes, tax research, ethics and financial accounting
  • Practices law part-time with the Dallas firm Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC
  • Taught in the past at the University of North Texas College of Law as adjunct faculty
  • Worked for 18 years in industry and in a Big Four accounting firm
  • Licensed CPA since 1993 and has been licensed to practice law since 1992
  • Taught live and online ethics course to CPAs nationwide since 2011
  • Earned a law degree from Baylor School of Law; LL.M. degree in taxation, Southern Methodist School of Law
  • Can be contacted at www.accountingnegligence.com, 214-3403-8622, or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406947
Published 2019
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