Instructor for this course
more

Whether you are a CPA in public practice or business, the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct applies to you. This course summarizes the nearly two-hundred pages of the code, giving you a clear and concise understanding of its overall framework, principles, rules, standards, and examples of ethical conflicts.

This course also teaches you to evaluate specific procedures and recommendations so that your decision-making and actions are ethically sound. More importantly, you will gain insight into the meaning behind the code: the formation of a principled professional in all aspects of your career. Since the AICPA code is used as a benchmark for state codes, this course will be useful in preparing you to meet state requirements as well.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify your professional responsibilities to (a) the public, (b) clients, (c) colleagues.
  • Explore how to apply the code’s principles and standards to various ethical conflicts.
  • Recognize what constitutes a “principled professional.”
  • Enable you to refer to the code with familiarity and increased confidence.

11 Reviews (45 ratings)Reviews

5
Member's Profile
Course is very well-designed and delivered. Professor Brancatelli clearly has a mastery of, and keen interest in, the subject material. The Chiron case study employed in the course is highly effective in bringing the code of conduct to life. Very worthwhile, highly recommended for those with interest in the topic.
3
Member's Profile
Not a primer and if you already know how to get around the AICPA Professional Code of Conduct, you don't need this course. It just isn't very straightforward or clear; perhaps it could have benefited from more time allocated. Very hard to stay focused and follow.
5
Member's Profile
I enjoyed the thoroughness of the course. It was informative! I was surprised at how well laid out the course was. I think all professionals would benefit from this course.
5
Anonymous Author
Very helpful and insightful; many of these characteristics we take for granted; it was great to see them presented.
4
Anonymous Author
Good course. Real world applications, makes one think more about ethics and the implications it has
4
Member's Profile
A good course on regulatory ethics. Its a very good review.
5
Member's Profile
This was a good course to give an overview of the Code.
5
Anonymous Author
Good overview...
4
Member's Profile
very informative
4
Anonymous Author
nice overview.
3
Member's Profile
.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

A copy of the code, which is available at AICPA.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  3:33Navigating The Code
  6:31Course Objectives
  6:38A Conceptual Framework
  9:25The Four Step Process
  7:19Other Rules of The Road
CONCLUSION
  6:53Principles and The Principled Professional
Continuous Play
  43:00The Principled Professional: Applying the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in Public Accounting
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Applying the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in Public Accounting
  PDFApplying the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in Public Accounting Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM