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Ethics and Fraud


CPAs need to have the knowledge and skills necessary to identify fraud and to understand their own ethics and values to persevere. This course explores ethics and values, as they play a significant role in determining whether fraudulent activities occur or are prevented.

Ethics Hours

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The intricate relationship between fraud and ethics in the realm of accounting is one every CPA must understand and explore. The implications of fraudulent activities are far reaching and can extend to include the CPA’s ethical standards. In the ever-changing landscape of financial management, the ethical responsibilities of CPAs play a crucial role in upholding public trust and ensuring transparency and reliability of financial information. This course will examine the relationship between ethics and fraud, red flags in fraud cases and the importance of documentation when fraud is discovered.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between white-collar and red-collar crime
  • Distinguish between financial statement fraud and the misappropriation of assets
  • Explain the importance of documentation in an audit as it relates to fraud