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Ethics, Pressure, and Manipulation

When
Oct. 7
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Where
Regional Learning Alliance
Cranberry - Map it

CPE Credits
4-Ethics

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $139 | Nonmember: $189

CLE Credit Add-On: $25


 More Information

Course No.
784407
Level
Update
Prerequisites
None
Note
This is a four-credit seminar.

Description

 

Use a case study and a series of videos to explore ethical challenges commonly experienced by CPAs in businesses. Discuss where these pressures come from and identify strategies for overcoming them. Understand the foundational ethical principles that CPAs are required to follow when addressing ethical challenges and CPAs’ responsibility for maintaining a strong ethical culture.

Highlights

* Ethical challenges and pressures commonly experienced by CPAs and best practices for addressing them * Fundamental principles within the Code of Professional Conduct applicable to real-life challenges * How to create an ethical culture and how investing in culture can improve the company’s financial performance


Speaker(s)

Allison M. Henry, CPA
Vice President, Professional & Technical Standards
PICPA

Allison is presently the Vice President - Professional & Technical Standards for Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s (PICPA) where she is responsible for overseeing the administration of the AICPA’s Peer Review Program in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Virgin Islands. She also administers PICPA’s Joint Ethics Enforcement Program with the AICPA, and serves as the technical staff liaison to seven state-wide committees and two newly-created task forces; specifically, the Peer Review, Professional Ethics, Accounting and Auditing Procedures, Forensic and Litigation Services, Business Valuation, Not-for-Profit and Employee Benefit Plan Committees and the Healthcare Reform and Marcellus Shale Task Forces. In addition, she fields technical inquiries, writes columns for the CPA Journal and Pursuit publications, provides technical updates at PICPA chapter events, and assists in writing responses to technical exposure drafts.

Allison has been in the profession for about twenty years, including twelve years in public accounting and over eight years with PICPA. Her public accounting experience consists of several years as senior manager with a regional accounting firm and nine years at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where she worked in their assurance and advisory services group. Her diverse client service experience includes many not-for-profit, healthcare, and world relief organizations, as well as small and large manufacturing, distribution, and other service-oriented entities. She has also served as the designated employee benefits specialist. Prior to her experience with Deloitte, she spent four years in internal accounting positions including the Department of Defense, while her husband was serving on active duty with the U.S. Army.

Allison is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and holds an accounting equivalency from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of Washington Crossing United Methodist Church, where she serves on the financial accountability team, and volunteers for the children’s ministry. She is a native of St. Louis, Mo. and is an avid runner.


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