Ethical Decision Making in a Crisis for CPAs

This course addresses the implications of ethical business decision making during a crisis, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic. It examines how organizations have dealt with their stakeholders and how they have lived up to their core values. It examines the benefits of ethical decision-making and the implications of taking an unethical approach during a crisis. This course will help CPAs strengthen their ethical compass and decision-making skills in dealing with challenging situations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define business ethics and its key principles.
  2. Describe the returns on investment from ethical business practices.
  3. Describe the ethically-driven crisis response strategies.

Topics Covered

  • Definition of ethics
  • Ethical principles 
  • Return on investment from ethical business practices
  • Crisis response strategies 
  • Decision-making in a crisis checklist

What's included in the course price?

  • 1 hour of verifiable ethics PD
  • Certificate of completion
  • Access to course materials 24/7


Founder and Lead Instructor, UltimQuest Knowledge Inc.

Arun K. Mathur, FCPA, FCA, LPA

Arun is Partner at Gerald Duthie & Co. LLP, where he provides professional services to a diverse group of clients. Arun is also Owner and Lead Instructor at UltimQuest Knowledge Inc. He has been delivering corporate training on improving governance, ethics, internal control, performance measurement and related topics. He provides live and online training through CPA bodies across Canada and Bermuda. Arun served for several years on the Board for HealthForce Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, and was also Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee there and for the Trillium Gift of Life Network. He has served on the CMA Ontario's Review Committee prior to the merger.
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