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Taking a Global View of Professional Ethics

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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Ethics |  Partner Produced
Albert D. Spalding Jr.
Course Levels:
2 Hours



Just as there is some convergence of U.S. accounting standards (GAAP) with international standards (IFRS), a convergence of U.S. professional ethics standards (AICPA Code of Professional Conduct) with the international Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants is beginning to emerge. This workshop compares the two sets of ethics standards, emphasizing both the theoretical aspects and practical implications for today's accounting professionals.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the general components and objectives of professional ethics for CPAs
  • Compare the ethical principles and conceptual frameworks articulated in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct with those of the IESBA Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
  • Identify recent special topics being addressed by the IESBA and the AICPA
  • Introduce recent developments pertaining to Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR)
  • Analyze a real-world case considering the new NOCLA requirements

Major Subjects
  • What is "Ethics"?
  • Interaction between Law and Ethics
  • Update on Professional Ethics Codes:  AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, IESBA (IFAC) Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, IESBA Code Special Topic: Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR)
  • Case Study: Accountants' Professional Ethics and Wrongful Discharge Claims

Course Materials


Albert D. Spalding Jr. Related seminars and products

Associate Professor

Mike Illitch School of Business Administration, Wayne State University, Detroit

Albert “Bert” is an attorney-CPA and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designation from the AICPA.
Professor Spalding serves on the faculty of the Department of Accounting at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business…where he teaches business law, tax, forensic and fiduciary accounting -- as well as professional ethics -- in the MS in Accounting and MBA programs.
Bert Spalding has also served on the legal staff of the IRS National Office in Washington, D.C. where he drafted letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, revenue rulings and other pronouncements.
Dr. Spalding holds graduate degrees in accounting, law, psychology, philosophy and theology, and has authored several books and many journal articles on accounting, tax, legal and ethics-related topics. His popular SpaldingCPE seminars, webcasts and self-study courses on ethics and accounting topics are widely received around the State of Michigan as well as nationally.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All CPAs
Original Recording Date 08/22/2018
Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Date Added to Catalog 06/28/2018

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Official Registry Statement Business Professionals' Network, Inc. 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:
Instructional Delivery Method Live Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 63


Valentina S - Dearborn, Michigan

"I always enjoy Dr. Spalding’s presentation. He makes the subject matter interesting in a dignified way."

James T - Berrien Springs, Michigan

"I did appreciate some of the concepts presented, particularly about the philosophical underpinnings of ethics. Liked examples of International Ethics statements."

Robert J

"Good course!"

Susan B

"Bert is awesome! His knowledge is deep. I always learn so much from his courses. "

Elizabeth M

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Julie W - Claremont, Minnesota

"Thank you for the resources. Liked the analogy with the goal posts. Well presented."

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