Cultivating leaders in the accounting profession with ESG, Business Ethics and KPI skills
Explore how we are doing this through our speaking engagements, on demand courses and live/virtual training to CPAs across the globe.
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Our profession requires its members to protect the public interest, and this is done through the robust requirements contained in our code of professional conduct. This is because third parties, such as investors, lenders, regulators and the public rely on our work for their well being. This places the practitioner between the requirements of laws, regulations, standards and rules (including the code of professional conduct) and the demands our clients make as paying customers. Often, these demands contradict the rules and regulations. Therefore, we see professional practice as a balancing act between these two forces. Therefore, the key question is: how can you build high-trust relationships with clients while staying at arms length, remaining independent and still complying with all the rules?
This session provides CPAs with the tools to consider business ethics in specific situations. We examine the impact of ethical behaviour on an organization’s bottom line and its stakeholders. We deal with tough ethical issues that board members, managers and auditors encounter in fulfilling their duties. We examine case studies to consider results of ethical and unethical approaches to business decisions. We also examine the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, and the profession’s guidance on ethics. This course will help members achieve their personal and career development goals and strengthen the ethical environment of their organizations.
This comprehensive session provides business professionals with an in-depth understanding of why ethical practices are fundamental to the success and longevity of any organization today - no matter the industry, type or size of the organization. It describes how individual employees, teams, and corporations can navigate complex and challenging situations using an ethical mindset. Using plenty of real-life examples and several case studies, the course will demonstrate that there is a return on investment from ethical business practices, and that our standards and expectations for business ethics are rising, and rightly so.
Join us for one of our upcoming live or virtual courses
June 9, 2023 | What CPAs Need to Know about ESG (Pilot Course)
June 14, 2023 - Professional Practice Ethics – What Canadian CPAs Need to Know with CPA Alberta
June 15, 2023 | Improving Governance in the Public Sector with CPA Alberta
I wanted to let you know that I, like many other CPAs I imagine, took your course to fulfill my ethics course obligations. I was not necessarily looking forward to it, nor was I opposed to it. However, let me say that after taking your course I can honestly say it was the most informative, perspective setting, relevant and transferable course I have taken. It was clear and concise with thought provoking and valuable information. While I have always considered myself as ethical it provided a framework for implementing that thought process into my professional life.
(Canadian Business Ethics Participant)
It was an amazing course that everyone needs to take. The key information about each topic was outstanding and useful. I loved how the instructor explained things in such a simple way.
(CPA Code of Conduct Participant)
The instructor kept the course interesting lots of personal anecdotes of his governance-related experiences.
(Improving Governance in the NFP Sector Participant)
The instructor’s demeanour, level of engagement and overall presentation were fantastic. He made the material interesting and valuable.
(Improving Canadian Corporate Governance Participant)
Thanks to this course I passed my examination. The questionnaires included in my exam were difficult, but this course prepared everyone for this level of difficulty.
(KPIs in Professional Practice Participant)
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