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Accounting Fraud: What We Can Do Better

This course is not like any other fraud course you may have taken. It is Art's most non-traditional course. Discover an entirely different approach to studying fraud. It is specifically designed to assist CPAs in industry, education and public practice identify the places where frauds most likely will occur by putting you in the position of perpetrating the fraud. You are asked, "What Would You Do? and How Would You Avoid Being Caught?" You will be asked to identify the disconnect between what we (the accountants) and what they (the fraudsters) do. The author worked for one of the largest CPA firms ever to file for bankruptcy and discusses his real-life experiences of how some of the most common opportunities to uncover fraud are never explored. Anyone who becomes aware of a possible fraudulent situation ignores the implications at their own peril. 

Major subjects:

  • How and why people commit fraud
  • The disconnect between what we do and what they do
  • The Report to the Nations of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • What we can do better

 

Prerequisite: 

None

Level:

Intermediate

Recommended CPE Credit:

4 hours

Accounting Fraud: What We Can Do Better is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org) - (800) 922-5272

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Identifying Fraud Risks

This course is designed to assist CPAs in industry, government and public practice with identifying the places where fraud will most likely occur. Meet the four hour education requirement while learning how to better protect yourself and your organization from the risks associated with fraud negligence prosecution. This year's course has been infused with the latest case studies, with particular emphasis on tax and government fraud. Hear the story of a CPA who crossed the line from unethical behavior to fraud. What would you do if someone in your company made a decision that put you and your organization at risk? Engage in a discussion regarding the differences between small and large company frauds. Analyze the costs/benefits of fraud prevention compared to fraud detection.

Major subjects:

  • SAS 99 and the rules which govern the profession
  • Financial statements case studies
  • Tax fraud case studies
  • Government fraud case studies

 

Prerequisite: 

None

Level:

Intermediate

Recommended CPE Credit:

4 hours

                            Identifying Fraud Risks is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org) - (800) 922-5272

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Ethics in Social Media

This is a brand new course for 2018-19 designed to meet the general ethics requirement. Companies and CPA firms are increasingly using social media to market their services, give advice or just tell "their story". Whether you currently use or are considering using Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, You Tube, Pinterest, Flickr or any of the many other social media platforms, it is critical that you understand the risks of social media as well as the benefits. These are just a few of the issues that are discussed. Who should set up the accounts? How should they be maintained? Who should have access? What could impact the company's ethical standards? Do the risks of social media outweigh the benefits?

Major subjects:

  • Who uses social media?
  • How and why do accountants use social media?
  • Minimize the risks of social media
  • Case Studies - What can go wrong?
  • Where to go for help

 

Prerequisite: 

None

Level:

Overview

Recommended CPE Credit:

4 hours

                            Ethics in Social media is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org) - (800) 922-5272

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2018 Professional Conduct and Ethics:

Dealing with Ethical Crises

Meets the California Board of Accountancy general ethics requirement

and the ethics requirements for other states that do not require state-specific courses (Check with your Board of Accountancy)

This is Art's most popular course. It has been totally updated for 2018-19. Meet the four hour general ethics education requirement and absorb a wealth of information in the process. CPAs are commonly placed in positions to make difficult decisions. The situations you may confront will not always be black-and-white violations of accounting rules and regulations. This year's course infuses new case studies highlighting issues that involve handling ethical crises. From audit to tax and from staff to partner, dive deep into high profile conflicts such as Wells Fargo, Google and Turing Pharmaceuticals, as well as other conflicts that never make headlines. What would you do if you worked for such a company? What would you do if faced with a compromising position? Acquire the tools to help you choose between alternative solutions and how to use the revised AIPCA Code of Professional Conduct. 

Major subjects:

  • Tips for selecting ethical clients and employees
  • Identifying ethical situations in both your professional and personal lives
  • Improving your ability to recognize potential violations of the profession's rules and regulations
  • Selecting the best alternative for communicating your decision
  • When to seek help and where to go for it

Prerequisite: 

None

Level:

Update

Recommended CPE Credit:

4 hours

***2018 Professional Conduct and Ethics is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org) ***

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California Regulatory Review:
Straightforward and Simple

Approved by the California Board of Accountancy

This program is designed to fulfill the California Board of Accountancy's 2-hour Regulatory review education requirement. The course has been updated for the latest changes in the rules and regulations of the California Accountancy Act. It focuses on the key issues that CPAs in public and private practice need to know to avoid licensing and litigation problems. Nothing fancy. Just learn what has changed so that your license is not at risk. You don't want to be one of those listed in the Quarterly Report of the California Board of Accountancy.

  • Continuing Education
     
  • Recent Changes in the Rules of the Profession
     
  • The latest on fingerprinting, practice privilege, conversion to active status
     
  • Recent Litigation and Disciplinary Case
Upon completion, the successful user will:

      1.    Be familiar with the key regulatory issues facing California CPAs

      2.    Have a resource for the current rules and regulations of the California Accountancy Act and the California Board of Accountancy.

      3.    Be better able to recognize potential violations of the rules and regulations of California rules and regulation when working in real-life situations.
 

***California Regulatory Review is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org)

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