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PICPA Ethics Update for CPAs in Public Practice and A&A Hot Topics

When
Nov. 4
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where
Holiday Inn Downtown Williamsport
Williamsport - Map it

CPE Credits
4-A&A; 4-Ethics

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $249 | Nonmember: $349

CLE Credit Add-On: $50


 More Information

Course No.
800029
Level
Update
Prerequisites
None
Note
Taught by the course author!

Description

Understand how ethics standards issued by the AICPA and state societies apply to CPA firms. Examine the new codification of professional ethics. Consider how enhanced peer review will affect CPAs who work with closely held businesses. Understand how FASB projects involving revenue recognition, leases, and financial instruments will affect closely held businesses. Identify financial reporting risks for small and medium-sized businesses. Address emerging cyberthreats to financial reporting and risk assessment.

Highlights

  • AICPA ethics requirements for practitioners
  • AICPA restructuring of the ethics code
  • Ethical dimensions of tax preparation and reporting
  • Ethics, gender, and the effects on the workplace
  • Providing advisory services while maintaining independence: Recently revised guidance
  • The public interest and professional ethics: Why conflicts exist
  • Whistleblowing and the auditor Cybersecurity: Accounting, regulatory, and compliance standards
  • Data analytics
  • Lease accounting: Challenges and practical answers
  • Recent FASB standards: Financial instruments, loan covenants, not-for-profits, and cash flow
  • What have we learned from those who’ve adopted the revenue recognition standard?
  • What’s new in fraud detection and reporting?


Speaker(s)

Dr. Ray Thompson, CMA, CFM, CBA

Dr. Ray Thompson is Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as department head at the UPJ campus for over 25 years. He was also Associate Director of UPJ’s Entrepreneurial Development Assistance Project, where he was involved in financial consulting and assisting in preparing loan proposals for small business start-ups.

He has taught in graduate and undergraduate business programs in Europe, Africa and the US. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Economics and Systems Dynamics from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, his M.B.A. in Accounting from Xavier University of Ohio, and his Doctor of Business Administration from Nova University. Ray is also certified in Financial Management and is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Business Appraiser. He recently became certified in International Financial Reporting Standards though the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Ray is a professional educator and writer. He authors and conducts professional development seminars for Fortune 500 and international corporations, multinational financial institutions, State CPA Societies, and CPA firms throughout the US. In addition to these live seminars, he also produces both recorded and written courses for self study. He also provides business valuation services and consults with accounting firms and sole practitioners on a range of accounting issues in the area of valuation. Ray was part of the George & Ray team which offered Accounting & Auditing courses for over 20 years.

Ray is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Business Appraisers. He is also a faculty associate member of AICPA and PICPA, and is a member of the Financial Reporting Faculty of ICAEW. He lives in Bedford County, PA, and can be reached at (814) 839-0143 by phone or at drrayt@verizon.net.


 


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