Ethics and Professional Conduct: Updates and Practical Applications

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

Mark Conine

Mark currently serves as the President of Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA), where he is responsible for administering the programs of ADFA, the management and day-to-day coordination of all financial activities, including bond issuance and redemption administration and compliance, investment management, agency budget, financial statement issuance, and supervision of the accounting, finance, loan servicing and purchasing departments. He was previoulsy chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration at ADFA. Prior to joining ADFA Mark served for over 12 years as the Chief Financial Officer of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority (now a division of the ADFA). He has also served in Corporate Tax at Alltel Communications and practiced in the tax group of KPMG, LLP and Ernst & Young, LLP in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mark received a B.A. in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark enjoys serving as a continuing professional education instructor in the areas of fraud, ethics, data analytics, and identity theft for the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a frequent speaker at state and local CPE conferences. Mark was named the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants Mac Angel Discussion Leader for 2018. Mark gives back to his alma mater, Ouachita Baptist University, serving as a member of the Hickingbotham School of Business Alumni Board. Mark also serves on the Board of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation.