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Ethics and Leadership 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 24, 2024
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaEthics (Behavioral)
Course LevelBasic
Series: Ethics, Leadership
Course Description

This webinar teaches accountants how to be better leaders by providing real-life examples and through a discussion of leadership theory and best practices. You will learn actions that can be used immediately to be a more effective leader in your firm, your profession, with your clients, and in managing and leading those who report to you.

This course will include a section for newer practitioners on managing or “leading up” to learn how to influence those above you in your organization. Additionally, this webinar covers recent developments in ethics in the field of accounting and will instruct attendees on how to become recognized leaders in accounting ethics. At the end of the course, attendees will learn how to expand their accounting business, and in-house practitioners will learn how to expand their influence at their respective firms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify best practices and leadership theory for how to become a better leader

  • Recognize actions for immediate use toward effective leadership

  • List recent developments in ethics for accountants

  • Give examples of how to expand individual influence in the workplace

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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.

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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.