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Today, everyone is concerned about ethics. We want to act ethically as well as professionally. This course summarizes the nearly two-hundred pages of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct, giving you a clear and concise understanding of its overall framework, principles, and rules.

This course also helps you evaluate procedures and interpretations in the code so that your decision-making and actions are ethically sound regardless of the industry you work in. More importantly, through this course you will gain insight into the meaning behind the code; that is, the formation of a principled professional in all aspects of your career.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct principles, rules, and interpretations with confidence.
  • Identify your professional responsibilities to (a) the organization, (b) your industry, (c) the general public.
  • Discover what constitutes a “principled professional.”
  • Recognize the various ethical conflicts you may encounter in your work.
Last updated/reviewed: June 5, 2021

15 Reviews (47 ratings)Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
This course provided a great overview of professional responsibilities when navigating ethical conflicts in the workplace, including several relevant case studies. The supporting materials also provided good food for thought to keep key concepts top of mind.
5
Anonymous Author
The is a very informative course. The way in which the concepts are presented is helpful and it is easy to understand. The instructor was engaging and was able to keep this interesting. This course could be useful across many levels of an organization.
5
Anonymous Author
Instructor has engaging presentation skills along with a passion for professional ethics. Useful info for identifying circumstances which may create ethical concerns and a framework for deciding the appropriate course of action.
5
Member's Profile
I learned about principles of professional conduct from this course, it also gave me food for thought and framework for dealing with ethical conflicts. I recommend this course to any professional.
5
Member's Profile
This course was very informative. Sometimes things are not black and white, and judgement can be very difficult. Thank you for this guidance.
4
Anonymous Author
Thought-provoking information. The presenter ends the course by asking the student to consider how these virtues relate to our own life.
5
Anonymous Author
After listening to this course, it's clear Dr. Brancatelli upholds the highest ethics and is a man of integrity.
5
Member's Profile
This course really made me think and consider, not just as an accountant but as a person. Good material.
4
Member's Profile
Appreciated the urging to reflect and think on how this applies to specific circumstances in your life.
4
Anonymous Author
This is a nice overview of the AICPA that includes case study. It is not the most exciting topic. :)
5
Anonymous Author
Great content. Very detailed and informative. I would recommend this to coworkers.
5
Member's Profile
Good overview of the AICPA code of conduct with explanations and case studies.
4
Anonymous Author
Good reminder to have integrity in both business and in your personal life.
5
Anonymous Author
Great. Course. Learned. A lot of. Things.
5
Anonymous Author
Good but tough course. Would recommend. Thank you!

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

Familiarity with applicable local, state, and/or federal guidelines; the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct; Conceptual Framework Toolkit for Members in Business.

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
  11:05Introducton to The Principled Professional: Applying the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in Business
  1:33"Kathleen" : A Case Study
  11:25A Conceptual Framework
  11:46The Four-Step Process
  13:04Rules & Interpretations
  5:22Ethical Conflicts
  11:51The "Principled Professional"
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:06:05The Principled Professional: Applying the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in Business
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Applying the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in Business
  PDFApplying the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in Business Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM