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This CPA ethics course provides an overview of ethical thought as well as the core values of the CPA in business and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is used as a basis for ethical conduct for CPAs in business and case studies are used to reinforce concepts.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize ethical behavior in the context of social and professional groups.
  • Describe the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, including the conceptual framework, as it relates to CPAs in business.
  • Explore and overview of ethical thought as well as the core values of the CPA in business and the application of these values to ethical reasoning.
Last updated/reviewed: May 15, 2022

54 Reviews (279 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
This was a good refresher course on ethics for CPAs in business. The real-life examples and discussion of the high profile cases help to make the theoretical framework of ethics more concrete. The material was presented in a very organized manner.
4
Member's Profile
There are a lot of detailed examples for ethical situations to provide a framework for making ethical decisions. A lot of the voice over is just reading from the slides, but they do provide a lot of information for the course.
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Anonymous Author
This course was a good refresher on professional ethics. Although I wouldn't say there was necessarily any "new" information, the heavy emphasis on case studies kept me engaged throughout the course.
3
Anonymous Author
The video presentation is slightly dry, however, the materials and examples shared were relevant to this topic. Will be sufficient for basic understanding of ethics for the profession.
3
Member's Profile
The information is solid and a good reminder. Much of the presentation is reading from busy slides. I would suggest cleaner slides with more elaboration.
5
Anonymous Author
The instructor provides a great overview of professional ethics for CPAs within business. Highly recommend the course for the ethics requirements of CPE.
5
Anonymous Author
Course was well taught and very informative. I enjoyed the lecture done by Patricia, she is a great teacher. I would recommend this course to others.
5
Member's Profile
Great course! I thought the videos and supporting material were helpful. I also thought the supporting material helped prepare me for the final exam.
4
Anonymous Author
Good summary though it would likely benefit from simplified slides. Often felt like most of the presentation was being read directly off the slides.
5
Anonymous Author
The course is a holistic review of the ethics required for all CPAs. Great refresher for CPAs in business as well as all CPAs. Would take again.
4
Member's Profile
The content of the course including case studies were effective, but the slides in the presentation were very wordy and unengaging.
5
Anonymous Author
Great presentation - really interesting case studies, real life examples and high profile cases provided throughout the course.
5
Anonymous Author
Great case studies throughout the course. Relevant, easy to follow and interesting on what could otherwise be a very dry topic.
4
Anonymous Author
Good case studies but the slides were cumbersome and instructor basically read off of them. Still, info was easily learned.
5
Anonymous Author
The instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject matter. The class had great information and interesting examples.
4
Anonymous Author
I appreciated the real-life examples. The ethical standards were laid out in a simple and easy to understand manner.
5
Anonymous Author
We are talking ethics, morals, ethics and morals, ethics vs morals, and acts discreditable. Need to know stuff.
5
Anonymous Author
This ethics course provides information on how to handle certain situations. I think it is well worth the time.
5
Member's Profile
Great information. Helpful examples. I wish the slides were a little less wordy. It was hard not to read ahead.
5
Anonymous Author
Very well done. It was very well prepared and very good examples were used to help drive the point across.
4
Anonymous Author
I liked the examples. I thought they helped in making decisions on "what would you do" for ethics and morals.
5
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the examples used in this course to illustrate the ethical dilemmas faced by CPAs in everyday work.
5
Anonymous Author
Good course on ethics in business. There is a lot and it will take some time but it's a good review.
4
Member's Profile
I really valued reviewing the various case examples to expound the conceptual framework of ethics.
5
Member's Profile
this course is effective and has good real-world examples which make it interesting and relatable.
5
Member's Profile
Very good course. Ethics courses are normally dry. The case studies bring the material to life.
4
Member's Profile
Very well structured and informative. Information was summarized well using great examples
5
Anonymous Author
This is a great course, I would recommend this to any CPA working on their CPE credits.
5
Member's Profile
Well done Patricia. nice presentation with clear goals and objectives met. Thank you
5
Anonymous Author
Great overview of AICPA Professional Conduct rules with case studies for application.
5
Member's Profile
This is just what I needed for my CIA cert CPEs. Illumeo is the best way to get CPEs.
5
Member's Profile
good standard, i enjoyed taking the course and recommend it to others. this helps!
4
Anonymous Author
The information contained useful case studies to illicit thought and discussion.
5
Anonymous Author
Probably one of the better ethics courses I have taken - good examples used.
5
Anonymous Author
Great course, clear and concise, would recommend others to take this course
4
Anonymous Author
the instructor provided good material, including examples to illustrate
4
Member's Profile
The course was a good review, the slides could have been more helpful.
3
Anonymous Author
This is a good course. It is a helpful overview of ethical concepts.
5
Anonymous Author
Always a good refresher to take the general ethics course. Well done!
4
Anonymous Author
Good content but didn't enjoy presenter reading directly from slides.
4
Member's Profile
Good real-life and relatable examples. Well laid out course material.
5
Member's Profile
very interesting course due to the study cases Thank you for that
4
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this course and would recommend it......................
5
Anonymous Author
This course had many detailed cases to consider affecting CPAs.
4
Anonymous Author
Comprehensive and thorough discussion of the ethical standards.
5
Anonymous Author
The information presented in this course was clear and consice.
5
Anonymous Author
Good reminders and overview. Relevant real world examples.
4
Member's Profile
The exam was a bit tough but the material was well explained.
5
Anonymous Author
This is a very good course on ethics with real life examples.
5
Anonymous Author
Good reminders of how regular business faces ethical issues.
5
Member's Profile
Very comprehensive review of ethical standards for CPAs.
5
Anonymous Author
Good course, good examples, good presentation, liked it.
4
Anonymous Author
The course is thorough and contains a lot of info needed
3
Anonymous Author
Information and examples were overdone and repetitive

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  8:34Introduction to Ethics for CPAs in Business
  5:41Why Study Professional Ethics
  13:20Accounting Ethics
  6:26Motivation of Ethical Lapses and AICPA Code of Conduct
  15:05Few Case Studies
  16:42Theoretical Case Studies
  15:45A Real Life Example
  7:52High Profile Cases
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:29:25Ethics for CPAs in Business
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Ethics for CPAs in Business
  PDFEthics for CPAs in Business Glossary/ Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM