Ethics 2013 — Your License Depends on It!
||Connect with us in-person or online to conveniently satisfy your 2013 Virginia ethics requirement. Whether you prefer to attend a class, participate in a webcast, work at your own pace or study at your office with your team, we have an option that fits your style.
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Ethics Course Description
Developed using the Virginia Board of Accountancy’s (VBOA) “Virginia-Specific Ethics Course Outline 2013” as the course framework, Ethics 2013 — Your License Depends on It! accomplishes the following fundamental objectives:
- Satisfies the annual, 2-hour VBOA ethics requirement for 2013
- Suitable for Virginia CPAs working in public accounting, industry, government, nonprofits and/or academia
- Reviews the VBOA’s revised fee structure
- Provides an update on the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) and Accounting & Review Services
- VBOA enforcement cases relevant to current trends
- Reviews documentation requirements from various standard-setters, focusing on organization, workflow and retention
- New information and guidance on ownership of work papers, CPE reporting requirements, use of the CPA designation, new VBOA policies, global ethics standards, fiduciary duties of the CPA and more
- Case study situations based on real-life examples involving these issues
This course challenges participants to apply ethics and relevant regulatory developments within their professional fields. To this end, participants will:
- Review the VBOA’s revised fee structure
- Examine the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee’s (PEEC) Revised and New Interpretations of Ethics Rulings
- Examine the AICPA Accounting & Review Services Committee’s (ARSC) New Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARSs) regarding Association With Unaudited Financial Statements and Compilations of Financial Statements
- Understand documentation requirements and the resources available to assist with compliance (to those requirements)
- Explore the VBOA’s 2013 Top 10 Issues for Virginia
- Work product: who owns the work papers?
- Licensure: Virginia requirements?
- Staying up to date: how to report CPE?
- Behavioral ethics: what's your ethical IQ?
- CPA designation: when to use it?
- Staying in touch: is the VBOA getting social?
- VBOA policies: what's new?
- Globalizing ethics: is the AICPA converging with IFAC?
- Trusting relationships: what are the CPA’s fiduciary responsibilities?
- AICPA vs. Private Company Council: status of small and medium-sized entity reporting?
- Apply ethical reasoning using cases based on real-life ethical dilemmas
- Discuss the significance of ethics to the CPA profession especially with regard to the public interest
- Review recent VBOA enforcement cases and disciplinary actions
The Virginia Society of CPAs is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
For more information regarding refund, complaint, program cancellation or other policies, visit www.vscpa.com/CPEPolicies
or call (800) 341-8189.