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2021 Ethics Courses From the VSCPA

The VSCPA's suite of tailored, Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA)-approved courses meet the ethics CPE requirement for CPAs in Virginia and beyond. Many offerings are also relevant and timely for staff accountants, tax preparers and other finance professionals.

By taking one of these course, you'll:

  • Have peace of mind by taking ethics through the VSCPA — each course is guaranteed to qualify for the VBOA requirement.
  • Benefit from more relevant content options.
  • Experience high-quality, engaging courses.
  • Look forward to increased flexibility with multiple formats available.
  • Have the option to take the course with your colleagues — in-house and group options are available.

Ethical Considerations in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

  • Aims to increase DEI dialogue, education and awareness
  • Reviews the definitions of DEI
  • Discusses ethical obligations
  • Provides a bias overview and explanation
  • Explores everyday dilemmas and ways to navigate pitfalls
  • Promotes undertaking DEI initiatives in your organization
  • Designed for: CPAs, accountants and finance professionals
  • Formats: Live in-person, webcast and on-demand
  • Authors: Brian Friedrich, CPA; Clare Levison, CPA, CGMA; and Vivian J. Paige, CPA

Virginia's Regulatory Landscape for CPAs

  • Provides a foundation of what you need to know to maintain your license and make sound decisions while practicing
  • Helps you navigate expectations and constraints when making decisions on a daily basis
  • Describes the difference between law, regulation, policy and ethics
  • Demonstrates sound ethical judgment using the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Outlines the rules that govern the profession in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Designed for: Newly-licensed CPAs, CPAs new to Virginia and those who need a refresher on rules and regulations specific to Virginia licensees
  • Formats: Webcast and on-demand
  • Authors: LaToya Jordan, CPA, CGFM, and Stephanie Saunders, CPA

Tax Ethics: Navigating Client Needs & the Law

  • CPAs and tax professionals are subject to a variety of rules from different sources — this course breaks down consequences if you are not in compliance
  • It is a reference guide for tax professionals as they navigate ethical dilemmas and make ethical decisions related to the intersection of clients' needs and the rules and guidance relating to tax practice
  • Designed for: CPAs, accountants and finance professionals with a focus in tax
  • Formats: Webcast and on-demand
  • Authors: Vivian J. Paige, CPA, and Stephanie Saunders, CPA

Government Ethics: Theory & Application

  • Identifies changes to independence in the 2018 Yellow Book
  • Recognizes the ethical principles in the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
  • This course also qualifies for 2.5 hours of Yellow Book credit. By completing the course, you'll satisfy your annual ethics requirement and can also apply 2.5 credit hours to your Yellow Book requirement (if applicable).
  • Designed for: Practitioners who perform Yellow Book engagements for nonprofits and governmental entities
  • Format: On-demand

Corporate Finance Ethics

  • Two course options covering industry topics as they relate to ethics
    • Ethics: What a Virginia CPA in Business or Government Needs to Know About Professional Ethics (registration available in March)
      • Reviews the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
      • Explains the basics ethics rules for members in business and industry
      • Discusses the Conceptual Framework: Avoiding the Risk of Noncompliance
      • Provides case analysis
    • Ethics: How to Ensure Zombie Ethics Won't Kill Your Business
      • Explores myths about ethical leadership
      • Discusses practice continuation
      • Outlines business success skills
  • Designed for: CPAs, accountants and finance professionals working in corporate finance
  • Format: On-demand

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The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) 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: NASBARegistry.org.

For more information regarding refund, complaint, program cancellation or other policies, visit vscpa.com/CPEPolicies or call (800) 733-8272.