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Professional Ethics for Accountants


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This Ethics webinar does NOT qualify for IRS CE credit.
Cost $30.00
Presentation Length 2.0 hours

Recorded DateMay 13, 2024
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaEthics (Regulatory)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This ethics webinar will provide CPAs with insights into key provisions and recent changes to the AICPA Code of Conduct. Information will also be provided regarding current ethical challenges in business and recent enforcement actions for ethical violations. The presenter will cover effective steps that businesses and CPA firms are undertaking now to improve ethical compliance in their own and their client organizations, in organizations comprising their supply chains, their partners, and their associated businesses. Additional topics covered over this two-hour course include new roles for CPAs in the areas of ESG/sustainability, the rapidly expanding area of whistleblower law and practice, and new regulatory developments in cryptocurrency, blockchain, and Web 3.0.
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ethics rules and recent changes to the AICPA Code of Conduct and international organizations

  • Recognize how sustainability now impacts ethics through the sustainability accounting standards board

  • Define how the rules of ethics are merging with government regulations globally and how diversity is now a board issue and an ethics issue

  • List business opportunities for CPAs and finance professionals in the field of ethics

  • Evaluate ways to improve the ethical practices of companies and organizations

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Herb Rubenstein is the President of Herb Rubenstein Consulting. He is the co-author of Breakthrough, Inc.: High Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurial Organizations (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 1999). In addition, he was the lead author of  Leadership Development for Educators (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009), and the author of Leadership for Lawyers, 2ed. (American Bar Association, 2008).  He has published over 200 articles and 200 videos on business strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership, boards of directors, and improving how organizations function and deliver value which can be read and viewed at  

He taught the Capstone Course at the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Business in the Global Energy Management.  That course was titled “Strategic Management” and he also taught the course “The Future of Energy” in London and “The Future of Energy Regulation” in Washington, DC for UC Denver.  He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Planning at George Washington University and has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurism at George Mason University and Colorado State University.

He has his law degree from Georgetown University, his Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, a graduate degree in sociology from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England, and a Phi Beta Kappa/Omicron Delta Kappa graduate from Washington and Lee University in 1974.  At the age of 67, Herb Rubenstein became a Class A Member of the PGA (2020) and now sits on two Board of Directors Committees – DEI and Places to Play.  He passed the player’s ability test (PAT) at the age of 65 and started the largest PGA Junior League in America exclusively for scholarship kids in Brooklyn in 2016 when he became interested in expanding the game of golf to all children in America, girls and women, minorities and low-income people globally.  He has taught online for almost thirty years.

About Our Presenter

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Herb Rubenstein Consulting (HRC) is a network of consultants specializing in business, marketing, strategic planning, finance, organizational development, and sustainability. With offices located in Lexington, Virginia, HRC works as a partner with business and governmental clients in long-term, high-value, consulting relationships. In this rapidly changing world, organizations engage HRC to enhance their profitability, promote program and organizational effectiveness, improve employee performance, increase sales, and achieve measurable improvements in key performance areas.