Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

For accountants, ethics is not only "doing the right thing" - it is also a service that can be provided each and every day to clients, co-workers, and stakeholders. In this course, author and lawyer, Herb Rubenstein, will explain why in today's environment it is more important than ever for accounting professionals to embrace ethics as an integral part of their services and responsibilities. 

Herb will walk through recent changes to the AICPA code of conduct, discuss the International Ethics Standards Board (IASB), and explain recent initiatives from the newly established Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Accountants will also learn how they can use ethics to open up new business opportunities with their clients.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify how COVID-19 is impacting the practice of ethics in the accounting and finance professions.
  • Discover business opportunities in the field of ethics for CPAs and accounting/finance professionals.
  • Recognize how sustainability reporting creates significant opportunities for accounting and finance professionals.
  • Explore ways to improve ethics within your organization and your client's organizations.
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Author Details
  • Herb Rubenstein
    Herb Rubenstein

    Herb Rubenstein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington and Lee. He was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to the University of Bristol where he received a diploma in the social sciences. He received his Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin. He has his law degree from Georgetown University. His books in Entrepreneurism and Leadership have been published by major publishers and he has over 100 articles on Ethics, Leadership, Boards of Directors, Change Management, Scenario Planning, and related management disciplines. He teaches the Strategic Management capstone course for the Master of Science in Energy Management for the Graduate School of the University of Colorado Denver's Global Energy Management Program.

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