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Ethics: IRS Criminal Investigations: Key Lessons for Accountants

Monday, May 23 10:00am - 12:00pm

Webinar

2.00 Credits

Snapshot of IRS Criminal InvestigationsGeneral tax fraudAbusive tax schemesRefund fraudEmployment tax fraudIdentity theftData compromisesMoney launderingPublic corruptionCorporate fraudGeneral fraudsCyber crimesGlobal tax and economic crimesNarcotics, counter-terrorism and transnational organized crimeSelected Field Office Case Files from Across USNew EnglandMiddle AtlanticEast NorthCentralWest North CentralSouth AtlanticEast South Central West South CentralMountainPacificHow accountants can add value to their operations by aiding law enforcement and fighting economic crime

Ethics - Regulatory and Standards Update

Monday, May 23 10:30am - 12:30pm

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Recent ethics standards changes that impact your practice.Key regulatory changes and initiatives affecting CPAs and the future of the profession.Emerging issues and standard-setting activity that could affect your practice.Practical applications of the standards and common practice issues and challenges. Examples include independence issues, serving clients in the cannabis industry, and reporting potential noncompliance with laws and regulations to third parties.How failure to follow the standards can result in unwanted regulatory actions and publicity.

The Aftermath of Government Investigations: Varsity Blues

Monday, May 23 9:00am - 11:00am

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Securities Laws and College Admissions ScandalUndercover investigationsProsecutors and Plea AgreementsJustice and ConvictionsCooperation AgreementsCosts of Contesting the ChargeRelevant Conduct and Sentencing

The Ethics of Care in the Workplace

Monday, May 23 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Ethical Values and PrinciplesCompassionManaging ExpectationsRespect and HumilityAttribution Theory

CPA Ethics in a Crisis World: Tales From the Front

Tuesday, May 24 9:30am - 11:30am

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics covered in this class include:"Tales from the Front" - practice issues CPAs are dealing with in these extraordinary timesReview of AICPA Code of Professional ConductReview of IRS Circular 230Review of client tax return disclosure rules (Sec. 6103)Crisis impacts on engagement letters, contingent fees, independence, consulting services, attest and non-attest services, billing, and collections

Tax Practice Standards

Tuesday, May 24 11:00am - 1:00pm

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:How tax professionals have a heavy responsibility to serve the client, yet still properly adhere to the multitude of tax rules.How tax standards help guide the practitioner to maintain objectivity, avoid conflicts of interest and provide high quality professional client servicesReal-life examples from the speaker's extensive experience as a tax practitioner and as an expert witness in accounting malpractice cases to illustrate these concepts.

Accountancy Laws, Ethics, Taxes and Financial Reporting Review: Ethics

Wednesday, May 25 9:00am - 12:30pm

Webinar

4.00 Credits

AICPA Code of Professional Conduct Fair positions in tax returns Ethical issues in tax practice Fairness in financial reporting Integrity and materiality judgments Ethics involving related party, pro forma results and accounting change disclosures

Power, Ethics and Influence

Wednesday, May 25 8:00am - 10:00am

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The two sides of leadership Practices that build and destroy an organization’s value and spirit Toxic leader characteristics Four sources of leadership power Push vs. pull leadership styles Six 'Rules of Influence' that cause one person to say 'yes' to another person Ways to defend ourselves against toxic leaders How to use corporate politics to our advantage and still do the right thing

The Ethical Management of Conflict

Wednesday, May 25 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics covered in this class include:Professionalism, Conflict and EthicsSources and approaches to conflictManaging Conflict from the Inside: Awareness of human tendencies, human emotions, and gossipGuidelines for managing conflict collaboratively

The Trustworthy Leader: Ethics and Trust in a Time of Social Change

Wednesday, May 25 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Webinar

2.00 Credits

Ethics Leadership  

Ethics: 10 Essential Movies, TV Shows, and Books for CPAs

Thursday, May 26 7:00am - 8:00am

Webinar

1.00 Credits

You will receive summaries of some of the best movies, TV programs, and books for CPAs who want to take their businesses to a higher level of success. Some of the works we'll discuss are:The GodfatherAristotle's Nicomachean EthicsCurb Your EnthusiasmThe Invention of Lying ...and many more!

Practical Insights Gleaned from the AICPA's Code of Conduct

Thursday, May 26 7:30am - 9:30am

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics covered in this class include:Evolution of relevant professional guidance Independence provisions Vernacular used in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct Conflicts of interest Offering/accepting gifts or entertainment Acts discreditable to the profession

The Science of Ethics with Dr. Toby Groves

Thursday, May 26 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Webinar

1.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Learn how to resolve competing motivationsRecognize ethically relevant behavioral cues at the individual, team, and organizational levelsLearn the cognitive tools to combat bias and situation blindnessHear the methods that help teams debate problems effectivelyUnderstand the science behind cultural norms

Whistleblowers and the Law

Thursday, May 26 9:30am - 11:30am

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Government incentives to turn professionals into informants.What influences a fraudulent culture in a professional environment?How misleading investigators can lead to federal prison. Influence of pressures and crime.C-Suite influences and leadership

Ethics: Get Rich, Lose Weight, and Enjoy True Love

Friday, May 27 11:30am - 1:30pm

Webinar

2.00 Credits

We will begin with a "What would you do?" quiz with five challenging scenarios. You'll be asked to choose among several options in each situation (don't worry, we won't collect the results).Next we'll do a deep dive into the five principles of ethical intelligence:Do No HarmMake Things BetterRespect Others (by keeping confidences, telling the truth, and keeping your promises)Be FairCareComplete a few fun writing exercises (optional) during the webinar. After which, Bruce shows how the principles of ethical intelligence reveal which option in each scenario is best.We'll conclude with a Call to Action so that some of the lessons from this webinar can be put into practice immediately. Even doing one of the things Bruce suggests will enrich your accounting practice and your life.

Surgent's Ethics for Tax Professionals

Friday, May 27 8:00am - 10:00am

Webinar

2.00 Credits

What does practicing before the IRS mean? Who may practice before the IRS? What should a tax preparer do if he or she has knowledge of a client's omission of income from a tax return? May a tax preparer rely on the work of other tax return preparers? May a tax preparer rely on and use client-provided information? Standards associated with giving advice to clients Abolition of the disclaimer requirement When must a tax preparer examine a client’s books and records?

Cases in Corporate Ethics: Discuss Real Life Conflicts

Tuesday, May 31 7:00am - 11:00am

Webinar

4.00 Credits

We introduce new case selections to this seminar every year. Past cases have included these issues:Can you protect the public interest without violating our profession's confidentiality rules?How can a corporate world CPA get in trouble with their board of accountancy?Is a culture of fear and intimidation particularly susceptible to corporate fraud?How can using the CPA credential get a corporate accountant in trouble?Is exaggerating your CPE hours a violation of our professional codes of conduct?What are your options when your employer is clearly breaking the law?Does any legislation provide effective Whistleblower protection?

Ethics - A Line in the Sand. Implications for Daily Business

Tuesday, May 31 12:00pm - 3:42pm

Webinar

4.00 Credits

Recognize the underlying drivers of individual ethical behavior Identify the relationship between ethics and integrity Highlight ethical trends in businesses throughout the world Review high profile ethics lapses in recent years

Ethics: What a CPA in Business & Industry Needs to Know

Tuesday, May 31 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Webinar

2.00 Credits

Ethics for Members in Business: Why Bother?Re-Introducing the AICPA Code of Professional ConductThe Basic Ethics Rules for Members in BusinessThe Conceptual Framework: Avoiding the Risk of NoncomplianceCase Analysis: Members in Business

The A.R.T. of Work: Accountability, Respect & Trust at Work

Tuesday, May 31 7:30am - 9:30am

Webinar

2.00 Credits

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:Ethical Values and PrinciplesClarifying ExpectationsHuman Nature and Responding to MistakesComponents of Workplace Respect and Trust