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Unethical behavior can ruin professional careers. It can also result in fines, penalties, or even a loss of licensure. This course focuses on the moral dilemmas regularly faced by those that work in either public accounting or industry and how to making the most ethical decisions.

Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to the concept of ethics
  • Examples of handling personal and professional moral dilemmas
  • Suggested steps in making ethical decisions
  • The importance role that ethics in internal controls needed to achieve organizational objectives


Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe the foundation of ethical behavior.
  • Recognize and analyze moral and ethical dilemmas faced in day-to-day situations.
  • Explore and explain important principles underlying ethical decision-making.
Last updated/reviewed: June 5, 2021

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

13 CoursesAudit Training Level 4 - Supervisor/Manager

  1. Audit Quality Control - Avoiding Peer Review Deficiencies
  2. Internal Control Deficiencies and Other Matters - Adding Value Through Required Auditor Communications
  3. Auditing Impairment of Long-Lived Assets, Including Goodwill - Identifying and Calculating Impairment Losses
  4. Maximizing Analytic Procedure Evidence - Adding Value Through Useful Financial Statement Analysis
  5. Accounting Estimates, Including Fair Value - Evaluating the Propriety of Areas with Uncertainty
  6. Special Audit Considerations - Comprehending Requirements of Group Audits, Compliance Audits, Using the Work of a Specialist or Others, and More!
  7. The Art of Discipline and Getting Things Done - Applying Better Time, Team, and Project Management Techniques
  8. Management Skills - Exhibiting Traits of a Balanced Leader-Manager
  9. Personality Styles - Adapting to Different Types of Personalities for Improved Relationships and Interactions
  10. Making Rain - Improving Success with Retaining Clients and Attracting Prospects
  11. General Ethics for Business Professionals
  12. Accounting Update - Hot Topics for Preparing Current Period Financial Statements
  13. Auditing & Attest Update - Hot Topics for Current Period Audits and Other Attest Services

3 Reviews (9 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
Create course and the materials made this topic very interesting. Enjoyed the fun accounting jokes - made the time fly by.
Anonymous Author
Excellent overview of the topic, with engaging examples and pulse checks. Wide range of subjects covered.
Anonymous Author
good information, thrououghly provided and easy to follow along


Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Designed for: Public and industry accountants at all levels interested in general ethics.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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
  0:58Learning Objectives for General Ethics for Business Professionals
  17:22Introduction to the Concepts of Ethics
  14:59Business Ethics
  14:13Culture of Integrity and Accounting Ethics
  13:22Theory of Moral Development
  16:05Behavioral Justification and Ethics Recap
  7:49The Importance of Ethics in Internal Controls
  7:57Role of the AICPA and SEC
  2:50The Dilemma of Fiduciary Duty
  4:58CPA Responsibilities
  1:40:32General Ethics for Business Professionals
  PDFSlides: General Ethics for Business Professionals
  PDFGeneral Ethics for Business Professionals Glossary/ Index