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TAX VALUATION ETHICS STUDIES
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A REVIEW OF CIRCULAR 230 AND THE AICPA STATEMENTS ON STANDARDS FOR TAX SERVICES
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ENROLLED AGENT ETHICAL STANDARDS: PRACTICES & PROCEDURES
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TAX RETURN PREPARER ETHICAL ISSUES
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REGULATORY ETHICS GUIDEBOOK FOR CPAs: AICPA CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
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ETHICS: TAX PRACTICE STANDARDS
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MANAGING ETHICAL DILEMMAS FOR TEXAS CPAS
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EXPANDING YOUR ACCOUNTING BUSINESS THROUGH PROVIDING ETHICS RELATED SERVICES
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A BASIC ETHICS GUIDEBOOK FOR CONNECTICUT CPAs
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A BASIC ETHICS GUIDEBOOK FOR OREGON CPAs
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A BASIC ETHICS GUIDEBOOK FOR NEW YORK CPAs
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ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR TAX PROS: RECOGNIZING CONFLICTS AND ASKING FOR ADVICE
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THE CPA'S GUIDE TO TAX CRIMES AND DIVORCE
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CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BETWEEN CLIENTS, YOU AND THE IRS
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ETHICS FOR ACCOUNTANTS IN THE COVID AND POST COVID ERAS
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BUILDING A FRAMEWORK FOR REGULATORY ETHICS
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ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN REPRESENTATION
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2020 Ethics for Washington CPAs

2020 ETHICS FOR WASHINGTON CPAS

This course has been approved by the Washington State Board of Accountancy as meeting the minimum requirements of WAC 4-30-134(b).
CPE Processing Fee$80.00
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Presentation Length Hour(s)4.0 hours
CPE Credits4.0 hours
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Subject Area Ethics (Regulatory)
Course LevelBasic
Instructional MethodQAS Self-Study
PrerequisitesNone
Advance PreparationNone
Recorded DateJan 27, 2020
Date OfferedJan 27, 2020
Series: Ethics
Course Description

A CPA is challenged in today’s work world to not only serve his/her client or employer but also to protect the public interest by ensuring that there is transparency in financial reporting or there is fair administration of the tax laws.  In balancing the two interests, a CPA may find him or herself in an ethical dilemma. This course covers not only basic ethical frameworks, but also specific rules from the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, Washington Public Accountancy Act, and the Board Rules found in the Washington Administrative Code.  These sources govern the practice and responsibilities of Washington CPAs. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.

Learning Objectives: 


  • To educate licensees in ethics of professional accounting as CPAs.

  • To convey the intent of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, the Washington Administrative Code and Washington Public Accountancy Act in the performance of professional accounting services/work, not to adhere to the mere technical compliance of such rules.

  • To assist the CPA in applying ethical judgment in interpreting the rules and determining public interest. Public interest should be placed ahead of self-interest, even if it means a loss of job or client.


  • To review the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and the Washington Administrative Code and Washington Public Accountancy Act and to discuss their implications for persons in a variety of practices, including:

    • CPAs in client practice of public accountancy who perform attest and non-attest services.

    • CPAs employed in industry who provide internal accounting and auditing services.

    • CPAs employed in education or in government accounting or auditing.




This course discusses the Washington Statutes and Rules that pertain to CPAs licensed to practice in the state of Washington. Students will become familiar with the Washington Administrative Code and Washington Public Accountancy Act currently in effect and how the statutes, rules, and policies pertain to them. 

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Professor Allsion McLeod is currently a full-time Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas, and has taught classes in Corporate Income Taxes, Multi-jurisdictional Taxation, Individual Taxes, Tax Research, Ethics and Financial Accounting. Prior to going into academia, she worked for 18 years in industry and in a Big Four accounting firm. Professor McLeod earned a law degree from Baylor School of Law, and an LL.M. degree in Taxation from Southern Methodist School of Law. She has been a licensed CPA since 1993 and has been licensed to practice law since 1992.

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Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, has served as an expert witness in multi-million dollar cases involving tax litigation and accounting malpractice.

Professor McLeod is also a full-time Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  Her courses include Ethics, Corporate Taxation, Tax Research and Financial Accounting.