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VSCPA Essential Ethics debuts new course on artificial intelligence 

With the explosion of artificial intelligence use in the corporate world, business professionals must understand the critical ethical issues surrounding AI use, development and deployment. That’s why the VSCPA is launching a first-of-its-kind AI addition to its suite of Essential Ethics courses. 

Does the robot have your back? 

Artificial intelligence, ChatGPT, robots — buzzwords have been flying around for a while. But will artificial intelligence really replace accountants? Will ChatGPT replace the services accountants can provide? Will the world be overtaken by robots? 

Do your values align with pay transparency?

Would you like to know if you are being paid fairly for your role? Do you believe you should be paid based on your performance, what your colleagues in similar roles are being paid, what the market is paying for your role, or some...

Corporate CPAs: A beacon of ethical behavior 

The finance function may have never been more connected to business ethics than it is today. This period of pandemic and economic turmoil promises heightened scrutiny around financial reporting and organizational culture. As ethical decision-making becomes more important, management accountants and other finance professionals will gain greater influence as a result. 

KPIs for fraud prevention and detection         

Auditors and accountants rely on analytics in monitoring functions, risk assessments and substantive procedures in the audit function and in operational support. Accordingly, obtaining an understanding of the KPIs relevant to a business is an integral part of the annual audit and the ongoing risk management function. 

Independence threats hidden in technology services 

Do you provide information technology services for your attest clients? Or does the firm that performs your attest work also provide information technology services? Those services may now cause independence concerns. 

VSCPA partners with PwC to offer free event for International Anti-Corruption Day

Richmond (Dec. 6, 2022) — The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) is excited to partner with PwC to offer a unique, free learning opportunity on December 9 to honor International Anti-Corruption Day. The virtual Anti-Corruption Day of Learning features five credits of continuous learning (CPE, CLE) and 25 national thought leaders, practitioners, in-house counsel, and representatives from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice.  

8 ways to ethically deal with difficult people

If you have been in the workforce for any amount of time, you most likely have dealt with difficult people. It can be challenging to stay true to your own ethics and values when dealing with these personalities, but the way you behave around difficult people matters to your character and can impact your career. Here are eight ways to be effective in these fraught interactions. 

The ethics CPE requirement: Why it matters

You know what technically makes a CPA a CPA — passing the Uniform CPA Examination and receiving state certification to practice accounting. But this also includes passing an ethics exam, because CPAs also have an obligation, both as human beings and as professionals, to act in an ethical manner.

What do you mean I'm not a CPA?

It sounds like your worst nightmare. There you are, going about your business, networking and introducing yourself as a CPA, passing out business cards with CPA behind your name. And then one day it hits you — you aren’t...

Want ethical staff? Be the model.

Integrity is synonymous with honesty, reliability and honor. As CPAs, we know the public is always watching and expects us to act with integrity and choose a path of honesty, respect and professionalism. Your integrity really comes to life and is tested as you go about your daily routine and make important choices. 

Corporate CPAs: A beacon of ethical behavior 

The finance function may have never been more connected to business ethics than it is today. This period of pandemic and economic turmoil promises heightened scrutiny around financial reporting and organizational culture.