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Ethics and Ohio Professional Standards: When CPAs Make the Headlines - 6280
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Just one bad decision could land you on the evening news which might cost you your license. The new Code of Conduct was effective December 15, 2014. Are you certain you won’t violate it and possibly lose your license? The Accountancy Board of Ohio has approved this course to meet the 3 hour requirement for Professional Standards to renew your CPA license. It does NOT qualify for new licensees.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/26/2016
When: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Webinar/Webcast
United States
Contact: April Deneault

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Acronym ZEOPS1
CPE 3 hours
Category
Ethics
Level Advanced
Vendor The Pros & The Cons, LLC
Who should attend

Ohio CPAs required to attend a Professional Standards course to retain their license.

Prerequisite
None
Fees: Early Bird
Standard
Member N/A
$129
Non-Member: N/A
$129

Description 
Just one bad decision could land you on the evening news which might cost you your license.  The new Code of Conduct was effective December 15, 2014.  Are you certain you won’t violate it and possibly lose your license? The Accountancy Board of Ohio has approved this course to meet the 3 hour requirement for Professional Standards to renew your CPA license. It does NOT qualify for new licensees. NOTE: Gary Zeune is an approved ethics instructor at www.acc.ohio.gov/CPE/PSR.aspx



Specific topics include:

  • Learn 5 common and dangerous requirements in the new Code of Conduct and simple ways to comply and protect your CPA license.
  • In addition, we will review actual cases where CPAs made unethical decisions and lost their license, others committed financial reporting fraud and some went to prison.
  • Cases include sole practitioners, local and regional firm CPAs and national firm partners and industry CPAs.
  • Some of the cases that we will discuss include:
  • Partner sleeps then goes to prison
  • CFO/CPA betrays his ethical duty to make boss happy
  • Partner creates fake work papers for peer review
  • CPA School Controller goes to prison
  • Partner and wife, both CPAs, charged with fraud…..guess which goes to prison
  • Small firm managing partner works late one evening and loses everything

Objectives

  • Learn how changing the compensation and control system brought down a CPA firm
  • Learn how everyday immaterial amounts that are material ethics violations do not make sense
  • Learn how CPAs can be independent in fact but not to a jury
  • How “willful blindness” can cost you your CPA license

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