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Ethics: A Practical Update for Pennsylvania CPAs Webinar


July 14
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $139 | Nonmember: $189

CLE Credit Add-On: $25

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This webinar is a replay of a live course.


Understand the ethical responsibilities of CPAs in industry and public accounting under AICPA and state authorities. Use case studies and group discussion to examine the connections between ethics principles, formal rules, and the profession’s public responsibility. Discuss how the new ethics codification and conceptual framework for resolving ethical conflicts will alter current practice. Receive up-to-the-minute coverage of evolving issues, such as pressure in corporate reporting and conflicts of interest.


  • Honesty and trust in the accounting profession
  • The structure of the ethics rules and the enforcement and disciplinary process
  • The public interest and professional ethics: When and why conflicts exist
  • Individual, group, and corporate perspectives on morality and integrity
  • The threats and safeguards approach to resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Using AICPA’s restructured Ethics Code
  • Recent ethics rules and enforcement actions
  • Pennsylvania state-specific requirements and cases


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


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