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The Importance of Ethics to a CPA


Some ethical decisions are easier to address than others. As a CPA, your ethics are the centre of everything you do. Using case studies and practical examples, this course explores why ethics are important, how to demonstrate your ethical principles as well as how to deal with ethical challenges, including those times when the challenge is one of right versus right. This course also considers the ethical challenges that distance and digitization can create for CPAs.

Ethics Hours

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As an integral component of the accounting profession, ethics serves as the moral compass guiding the actions of Canadian CPAs. As guardians of financial integrity, CPAs play a pivotal role in maintaining public trust, ensuring the accurate representation of financial data, and upholding the principles of transparency and accountability. In the rapidly evolving financial landscape we face today, the ethical responsibilities of CPAs have never been more critical.

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

  • Define ethics and explain why they are important.
  • Differentiate between ethics, morals and values.
  • Describe some common characteristics of ethical people.
  • Summarize the three sides of the fraud triangle and provide examples of each.
  • Explain some current threories on why people commit fraud.