Virtual Professional Ethics Update

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This course is 4.00 credits
Kenn Heaslip
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Course Level
Kaplan CPA Education


Kenn Heaslip

Kenneth Heaslip, MS, MBA, CPA, CGMA is a discussion leader and group practice leader in Professional Ethics for Kaplan Financial Education. With extensive experience teaching all levels of accounting, auditing and in other practice related areas, Heaslip has served as vice president and trustee of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, secretary of their Scholarship Fund and president of the Essex Chapter. Additionally, he is an active member of several Society committees in taxation and student programs and is past chair of the State Educators Committee.
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Monday, Dec 6, 2021
8:45am – 12:15pm

This is an ethics course covering standards of professional conduct and business practices adhered to by accountants, such as CPAs, in order to enhance their profession and maximize idealism, justice, and fairness when dealing with the public, clients, and other members of their profession. It also presents an approach-the threats and safeguards approach-to coping with ethical dilemmas. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on business ethics, new internal control requirements, and the CPA's responsibilities are summarized. Finally, a brief discussion of the AICPA's Standards for Tax Service and the IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice are included.

Designed For

Active licensed CPAs in public practice or industry. Inactive licensed CPAs desiring to resume an active status.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  • Recognize ethical reasoning used by accountants
  • Identify different principles and rules of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Identify independence and objectivity issues
  • Recognize ethical standards and violations
  • Identify the key issues of corporate responsibility law (Sarbanes-Oxley act) that influence auditor independence
  • Identify licensing and disciplinary mechanisms within the profession
  • Identify the ethical standards required of accountants and financial professionals by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Major Subjects

  • Ethics and ethical reasoning
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Other ethical standards


Basic knowledge of professional ethics rules and regulations


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