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Ethical Considerations for CPAs Webinar

CPE

When
June 21
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-Ethics

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $89 | Nonmember: $114


 More Information

Course No.
ECCP-2021-01-WEBNR-172-01
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Experience in financial reporting
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

As accounting firm’s non-attest offerings to their attest clients become more diversified, such engagements increase firms’ exposure to independence violations. In order to thread the needle of providing value-added services and upholding their independence obligations, firms need to have a strong foundational understanding of the applicable ethical and independence rules which govern these engagements. In this course, we’ll review the relevant sections of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct regarding independence, objectivity, and conflicts of interest. The course will focus on the Code’s Independence Rule and common threats to auditor’s independence. In particular, the course will focus on those unique considerations related to non-attest services, both from the perspective of AICPA interpretations and other applicable rules and regulations.

Highlights

  • Auditor independence and its importance to the public accounting profession
  • Common threats to auditor independence
  • AICPA’s framework for assessing conflicts of interest
  • Unique threats related to non-attest services to attest clients
  • Common safeguards to help assure compliance with relevant rules and regulations


Speaker(s)

Richard Daisley, CPA

 

Rich is a CPA and has over 25 years of experience in the accounting and auditing field. He has worked in both the client service setting as well as in internal capacities as a facilitator of accounting and auditing courses.  He was an assurance manager with PwC, spending time in both the assurance practice as well as with PwC’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services group, where he advised clients on the implementation of new accounting pronouncements as well as on issues related to public offerings. Rich also worked in PECO Energy’s Merger and Acquisition group, where he performed financial due diligence that supported PECO’s acquisition activity in the energy sector. He has experience in the manufacturing, health care, energy, and pharmaceutical industries.

 

Prior to joining Surgent, Rich also has more than 10 years of experience as a course developer and facilitator, creating and leading training courses on such topics as revenue recognition, stock based compensation, equity instruments and performing integrated audits under the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. He also designed and delivered courses on instructor development and facilitation skills to senior PwC internal course instructors. 

 

In 2015 he joined Surgent as Director, Accounting & Financial Reporting Content. In this role, he researches and develops the technical content for Surgent’s Accounting and Financial Reporting curriculum.

 


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