Ethics and Professional Conduct: Updates and Practical Applications (8:30am-12:00pm)

Description

This CPE course provides a timely update and refresher on the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, including the conceptual framework and independence provisions for nonattest services, personal independence, and other critical matters. It reviews the basic tenets of ethical and professional conduct, including the principles upon which the code rests, explains why the code is necessary and how it is organized. AICPA members must follow the AICPA code, and many courts and regulatory bodies view the AICPA code as the de facto standard for the accounting profession, therefore it is imperative to stay current on the rules and apply them properly. Through interactive case studies, exercises and illustrative graphics, you will learn the most up-to-date rules

Highlights

  • Conceptual Framework
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • New interpretations added to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct

Objectives

  • Apply the revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Recognize the importance and organization of AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Apply independence and conflict of interest rules to particular fact patterns

Designed For

Individuals that want a refresher course on the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and licensed CPAs looking to fulfill their ethics requirement.



Leaders

Jerry Spratt

Jerry has 42 years of audit and/or forensic examination experience gained through his employment with Spratt Financial Forensics, Inc., currently as president/owner, and the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit, where he retired as Assistant Legislative Auditor. Jerry has over 30 years’ combined experience in organization board governance with multiple years in officer positions, including two years as Board Chair of the Arkansas Federal Credit Union (AFCU) Board of Directors; the Arkansas Society of CPAs (ASCPA) Board of Directors, with one year as Board Chair; and the Arkansas Chapter of CFEs, where he served many years as Board President. He has served on numerous accounting, auditing, and forensic examination-related committees, including ASCPA Professional Ethics (1998-2018, one year as Chair) and AFCU Supervisory (Audit) Committee (six years, four as Chair). Jerry also served as an AFCU Defined Benefit Plan Trustee (2006-2015). Jerry has developed and/or taught over 200 courses on forensic accounting and investigation, GAAS, Financial Accounting Standards, AICPA Code of Professional Ethics, nonprofit accounting and auditing, interviewing, internal controls, board governance, trial preparation, and forensic examination for sponsoring organizations since 2004. Course sponsoring organizations include AICPA; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and local chapters; Arkansas State Society of CPAs and other state societies of CPAs; Surgent; National Business Institute; National Association of Federal Credit Unions; and others. For three years he was an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, teaching a graduate-level self-authored forensic course entitled “Accounting 8300 Fraud Audit.” He has written several articles published in Arkansas Business concerning accounting, auditing, and forensic examination. Awards Jerry has received include the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 2004 CFE of the Year; ASCPA Outstanding CPA in Government (2004) and Mac Angel Discussion Leader of the Year (2005, 2010, 2014, and 2015); and AICPA Outstanding Instructor (2011, 2012, and 2014).