Course ID: AEW

How Much Are Your Ethics Worth?

Ethics are of central importance to the CPA profession. But what do we mean by ethics? Is it just appropriate behavior, compliance with laws, or is it much more. In this course, we’ll discover what sets ethics apart and, therefore, sets the profession apart as well. We’ll explore the tools given to CPAs, the role of bias, and dive into real life case studies to apply the AICPA’s ethical framework and detect where bias was involved. We’ll even discover that one person set the price tag on their ethics at $53.7 million, only to lose it all in the end.

Learning Objectives

  • An understanding that ethics is more than just behavior.
  • Review AICPA requirements and resources regarding ethics.
  • Apply the AICPA framework to case studies.
  • Consider the role of bias when facing ethical decisions.

Major Topics

  • What are ethics?
  • What tools are available to help?
  • What is the role of bias?
  • Application through case studies.

Advanced Preparations


Who Should Attend

All Accountants.

Fields of Study

Behavioral Ethics




Colorado Society of CPAs

CPE Credits




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