Webinar Details
Course Description

CPAs and accounting professionals need to exercise caution to ensure they maintain independence as they assist their clients and organizations with reviews, audits, and compilation engagements. This course provides a roadmap to best practices and guidance provided by the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct and analyzes and applies it to actual scenario-based case studies, providing accounting professionals with ethical standards to integrate into their practices.

Major subjects:

  • Review the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Provide best practice tips and practical strategies for preserving independence when assisting clients with technical matters.
  • Discuss the principles of professional conduct
  • Address compliance with professional standards
  • Use case studies to address circumstances that may create threats to independence.
Learning Objectives
  • Identify how to apply key strategies in maintaining independence in client engagements
  • Recognize how to assess circumstances that threaten independence
  • Identify how safeguards may reduce independence threats to an acceptable level
  • Discover how to apply ethical guidance to scenarios that accounting professionals may encounter in public practice
  • None
Who Should Attend

CPAs in public practice and members in industry.

Advanced Preparation


Presenter Details
  • Chris Harper
    • Presenter

    Chris Harper, CPA, MBA is the Director of Education at Hungerford Nichols and an affiliate instructor of accounting for Grand Valley State University. A frequent speaker and instructor, Chris has taught a variety of continuing education courses on accounting, tax, and finance topics.

NASBA Sponsor
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
    Encoursa 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.
Date & Time
Friday, October 27, 2023

12:00 PM EDT (see additional timezones)

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