Ethics at Our Core

CPD Hours: 4 | Ethics Hours: 4

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Ethics at Our Core
Ethics at Our Core





    In their tireless quest to make money, companies can inadvertently overlook the ethical component associated with conducting business. The observance of ethics holds significant importance for CPAs, whose commitment to ethical conduct and protecting the public differentiate these professionals from other practitioners and cement their status as essential business leaders. This course provides you with an opportunity to refresh and update your knowledge of the CPA Code, thus enabling accounting professionals to build competence in interpreting and applying these principles for resolving a variety of realistic situations.

    Adherence to the CPA Alberta Rules of Professional Conduct with Guidance goes beyond a professional obligation: it constitutes a source of pride, value, and competitive distinction. While stakeholders rely on an accountant’s judgment and guidance, ethical dilemmas can create challenges in determining ways in which to implement the best course of action, especially in times of rapid change and uncertainty. This course helps you to develop skills for dealing with ethical dilemmas and using appropriate decision-making in your workplace, to help organizations navigate opportunities and challenges.

    You will also explore current and emerging issues in organizations that call for ethical leadership. This course emphasizes collaboration and interactivity, as you will engage with your peers in a variety of activities, including polling questions, small-group discussions, and/or case studies.



    Course Content:

    In this course, you will gain knowledge about the following topics:

    • An overview of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct across the country, with a more detailed explanation of the requirements in the specific jurisdiction
    • Current and emerging issues in the business environment with implications for ethical leadership, such as the adoption of transformational technologies, sustainability, money laundering risks, and obligations, and equity, diversity, and inclusion
    • Collaborative multiple-choice questions and/or case studies that allow you to work together in small groups to apply ethical decision-making in realistic scenarios using a decision-making framework


    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Apply research and critical thinking skills to analyze and resolve ethical challenges
    • Identify key ethics trends in the Canadian and global business environments and determine several significant implications for CPAs as business leaders
    • Use the CPA Code of Professional Conduct as a resource for decision-making, on par with other professional standards
    • Interpret and apply the CPA Code to resolve ethical issues when they arise
    • Apply professional judgment in determining the most appropriate action and defend their decisions
    • Plan ways of enhancing their own organization’s ethical culture on an ongoing basis


    Who Will Benefit: 

    CPAs at all levels of their career and in any type of organization across a wide range of industries and roles.



    A relevant and timely session for any CPA, whether a newly designated or seasoned veteran.  Greg Perrin, CPA, CGA

    The material in this course is organized in a very straightforward manner, making learning easy. Well done!    Ron Umbasaar, CPA, CMA

    Very timely material in the face of economic challenges businesses are currently facing.  Greg C

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