Ethical Challenges for CPAs – Do You Have a Breaking Point? Webcast
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Ethical Challenges for CPAs – Do You Have a Breaking Point? Webcast

CPE

When
Dec. 14
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CPE Credits
4-Ethics

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $139 | Nonmember: $189


 More Information

Course No.
775200
Level
Update
Prerequisites
None
Note
Interested in bringing this course to your office? Contact the PICPA to learn about on-site training.

Description

Discuss the conduct expected of CPAs by the Code of Professional Conduct and what it means to serve in the public interest. Explore the frequent pressures encountered by CPAs and consider the examples of those who lost their livelihoods and licenses, went to jail, or had their personal lives exposed in the media.

Highlights

* Explore the cases of those who succumbed to pressure and lost their livelihoods, from those who helped clients avoid restating earnings to those backdating changes to audit workpapers. * Discuss the pressures that cause CPAs to cross the line and how to make sure you do not succumb to the pressure. Reinforce the ethical principles that CPAs are required to follow. * Consider cases of CPAs who became fraudsters. Who is responsible for fraud prevention? How can you keep your clients safe?


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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