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Upholding Independence While Holding Your Client's Hand

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics
Chris Harper
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Many entities look to their CPA as a trusted advisor when tackling complex accounting topics. This is more relevant now than ever. The FASB's big three accounting pronouncements involving revenue recognition, leasing and credit losses have placed a magnifying glass on this reality. Practitioners need to exercise caution to ensure they maintain independence as they assist their review and audit clients with such matters, as well as with compilation engagements. This course addresses these issues and explores best practices and guidance provided by the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct.


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Apply key strategies in maintaining independence in client engagements
  • Better understand the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct
  • Assess circumstances that threaten independence
  • Understand how safeguards may reduce independence threats to an acceptable level

Major Subjects
  • Discussion of circumstances that may cause recent FASB pronouncements to introduce threats to independence
  • Review the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct
  • Provide best practice tips and practical strategies for preserving independence when assisting clients with technical matters.

Course Materials


Chris Harper's Profile

Chris Harper Related seminars and products

Chris has been serving the tax and accounting needs of individuals and closely-held businesses since 1998. As a frequent speaker, he has taught a variety of continuing education courses for several state CPA societies. Chris is frequently interviewed by media outlets on a variety of financial, tax, and accounting topics.


Mon, Apr 10, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:52pm MDT
Tue, Apr 18, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:52am MDT
Tue, Apr 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:52am MDT
Fri, May 05, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:52pm MDT
Thu, May 11, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:52pm MDT
Sat, May 13, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:52pm MDT
Wed, Jul 19, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:52pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For
  • CPAs in public practice and members in industry

Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 05/01/2022
  • Basic knowledge of professional ethics in accounting

Date Added to Catalog 02/01/2022

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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:
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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 20


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Michelle J

"The drawing on the worksheets made this presentation more engaging being virtual"

Shuang W - Harbin, Heilongjiang

"Thanks a lot!"

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