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Ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.

It is the duty of a CFO to deal with the entity he or she serves both ethically and in good faith. To do so it is important that the CFO understands his or her ethical compass and how to perform the duties and obligations of the CFO ethically and in good faith. This course explores those duties and obligations.

Learning Objectives

●Explore the duties and obligations of the CFO.

●Explore the meaning of ethics and ethical behavior in business.

●Identify each of the various concepts setting forth ethical standards.

●Identify the conduct that might cause ethical concerns to the business he or she serves.

●Identify each type of ethical dilemma faced by a CFO and company management.

●Identify the ethical requirements of Sarbanes Oxley.

Last updated/reviewed: September 17, 2017

70 Reviews (282 ratings)Reviews

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The pace of the course is slow and comprised almost entirely of the reading of the text on the PowerPoint slides. With real-life examples being minimally provided, there was little value-add from the narrative accompanying the slides. The content itself was useful.
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This course did an exceptional job in presenting the responsibilities of the CFO as it pertains to ethics. Was surprised that CEO was not the ultimate person to be held responsible. CFO would get the most from this course.
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Great presentation. The presentation walks through how important is ethics and ethical behaviour in workplace. The course also covered some underlying theories behind evolution of ethics.
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The presenter seemed extremely knowledgeable, and that came across. He also was very adamant about his views on ethics, which I appreciated.
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It seemed a bit repetitive presentation, but maybe it is necessary for people to repetitively remind about the need to be ethical.
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This course was a thorough reminder of the ethical requirements of the CFO, as well as the general responsibilities of the role.
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Reading the slides makes for a tedious learning experience. hearing some real-world examples that Barry has had would be great.
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Anonymous Author
The presenter talked way too slow. Ethics is hard enough to, give some emotion to the presentation to keep our interest!
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While the content was helpful, the voice was a bit monotone and thus difficult to stay attentive to the presentation.
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It would be extremely helpful to show the correct answers to the Final Exam. Not doing so shortchanges the student.
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I am not sure if the theory at the beginning is useful. Some real world actual examples would have been interesting.
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I felt at times the course was a little too complicated. I would have preferred it to be a little more simplified
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Course was very repetitive and dated. Could have expanded more on regulations coming out of financial crisis
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The guy just recited ad nauseum the duties of a CFO and sprinkled the word "ethics" randomly throughout.
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Anonymous Author
Thorough but rather bland presentation. Didn't help that speaker yawned a few times while presenting.
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Dry, monotone presentation that did not accomplish much more than reading what was on the slides
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Overall content was good, but verbal presentation was too slow and just read off of the slides.
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Very interesting and a great class to take if you want to go the CFO route with your career.
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Tone was a bit monotonous. Questions on the practice and final exam were poorly structured.
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Ethical CFO's are very important to the overall "Tone at the top" of any organization.
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Anonymous Author
The presenter was pretty monotone and drab to listen to, but the content was good.
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Anonymous Author
A few case study examples of making one think through and apply would be helpful
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Anonymous Author
A little excitement in the tone of Barry's voice would add to the good content.
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Anonymous Author
For an Ethics course this was pretty solid, thanks for putting this together.
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Liked more in depth look at ethical challenges past mere adherence to laws.
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Great information... a lot more to Ethics than I thought there would be!
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A little monotone. Covers some examples of things to consider as a CFO.
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Very thorough job explaining role of CFO and ethical responsibilities
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Very detailed and informative. But presentation can be more lively.
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Good definitions of ethics and how it relates to a business leader.
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Always good to review ethics, even when we don't think we need to.
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Anonymous Author
Good material, boring delivery. It was hard not to fall asleep.
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Nice recap of the basis of ethics and it application to the CFO.
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good overview of ethics for the CFO - clear examples were used
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It was a great review of the ethics I learned in school!
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Anonymous Author
Good overview. Realistic functions for a new CFO.
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Course was good but the presenter was very dull.
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Very plodding but covers the requisite topics.
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It was painfully slow and lacked enthusiasm
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Some information was off topic and boring
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Interesting topic and very philosophical.
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Extremely relevant to my everyday work!
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Excellent, very thorough. Thank you!
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Would have preferred a quicker speed
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Thank you for the valuable course.
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Great job. Concise information.
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Anonymous Author
Good overview of CFO ethics...
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examples of ethical situations
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Well put. Good for thought.
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Good material. Thank you.
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Plodding but thorough.
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Thought provoking
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Its a fair course
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Interesting topic
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Very Informative
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Course was good
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Good overview.
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Good overview
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Good summary
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Great review
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Common sense
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good course
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Good stuff.
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Good course
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good review
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Helpful
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Great!
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Great
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Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisute: This course is for someone who is obligated to act as the Chief Financial Officer of any entity who is obligated to establish and carry out a system of ethical standards in the operation of the business.

Advanced Preparation: None

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
Ethics and The CFO
  11:11The CFO Position
  12:38The Concept of Ethics That is Best Fit For The CFO
  15:40The Ethical CFO
  14:20Applying Ethics to The Work of The CFO
  8:52Sarbanes-Oxley and The Ethical CFO
Continuous Play
  1:16:01Ethics & the CFO
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Ethics & The CFO
  PDFEthics & The CFO Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM