Ethics at Our Core

Ethics at Our Core
Distance Learning (DL) courses are sessions that have been recorded from live, in-person offerings and made available as on-demand videos online, along with any corresponding course materials. Note these are purely self-study products and there will be no access to instructors for questions and answers. Each title qualifies for verifiable CPD hours upon successful completion of a quiz at the end of the session. Unlimited quiz attempts are available until the passing grade of 70% or better is achieved. After this, you will no longer have access to the quiz.

Please note the course access will expire on January 31, 2023. 
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Recorded: August 2021 

The observance of ethics holds significant importance for CPAs, whose commitment to ethical conduct and protecting the public differentiate these professionals from other practitioners and cement their status as essential business leaders. This seminar will provide participants with an opportunity to refresh and update their knowledge of the CPA Code, thus enabling accounting professionalsto build competence in interpreting and applying these principles for resolving a variety of realistic situations.

Participants will also explore current and emerging issues in organizations that call for ethical leadership. The seminar emphasizes collaboration and interactivity, as participants will engage with their peers in a variety of activities, including polling questions, small-group discussions, and/or case studies.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Apply research and critical thinking skills to analyze and resolve ethical challenges.
  • Identify key ethics trends in the Canadian and global business environments and determine several significant implications for CPAs as business leaders.
  • Use the CPA Code of Professional Conduct as a resource for decision-making, on par with other professional standards.
  • Interpret and apply the CPA Code to resolve ethical issues when they arise.
  • Apply professional judgment in determining the most appropriate action and defend their decisions.
  • Plan ways of enhancing their own organization’s ethical culture on an ongoing basis.

Topics include:

  • an overview of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct across the country, with a more detailed explanation of the requirements in the specific jurisdiction;
  • current and emerging issues in the business environment with implications for ethical leadership, such as adoption of transformational technologies, sustainability, money laundering risks and obligations, and equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • collaborative multiple-choice questions and/or case studies that allow participants to work together in small groups to apply ethical decision-making in realistic scenarios using a decision-making framework.

This seminar applies to CPAs at all levels of their career and in any type of organization across a wide range of industries and roles.

CPD- 3.75 Hours

4/1/2022 - 12/31/2022 11:59 PM