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Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (4980)

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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Ethics |  Partner Produced
J. Edward Grossman, CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA |  Paul N. Brown, CPA, CGMA |  Gary Fracassi, CPA, CGMA |  Laura Krueger Brock, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
Course Levels:
4 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



It is essential for CPAs to have an understanding of the ethical problems and principles that impact their daily interactions with clients, employers, and regulatory authorities.  This informative and lively course is delivered through an interactive discussion with our panel of experts.  This course reviews the frameworks provided in the Florida Statutes, the Rules of the Florida Board of Accountancy, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct that determine the expectations for your behavior as a Florida CPA.  In addition to focusing on the application of specific rules and requirements in those frameworks, the course will also examine recent trends in business and professional ethics.  This course is designed for CPAs in all areas of practice and fulfills the biennial ethics requirements for Florida CPAs.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Describe how codes of conduct, professional responsibilities, and core values of the profession issued by various organizations impact the practice of accounting
  • Identify how Florida Statutes 455 and 473 and Florida Administrative Code 61H1 provide guidance for ethical practice
  • Identify how newly revised/ proposed interpretations, rulings, and legislation affect Florida licensees
  • Recognize practice and compliance issues such as independence that affect ethical conduct

Major Subjects
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Business ethics
  • Chapters 455 and 473, F.S.
  • Rule 61H1 F.A.C.
  • Common violations of Florida laws and rules
  • Client record retention
  • CPE reporting requirements
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Fraud
  • Independence
  • Integrity and objectivity
  • Licensure requirements – individuals and firms
  • Peer Review
  • Practice mobility
  • Professional competency

Course Materials


Paul N. Brown, CPA, CGMA Related seminars and products

Director of Technical Services

Florida Institute of CPAs

Paul Brown joined the FICPA in November 1992 and is the Director of Technical Services for the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA). One of Paul’s main duties is to serve as the technical reviewer in Florida for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Peer Review Program. The program administers approximately 450 reviews annually in Florida and oversees approximately 125 peer reviewers.

Paul also assists members in the areas of professional ethics and professional standards. As part of his role in the peer review program Paul has previously been an instructor and author of continuing education programs for the AICPA and FICPA, for which he had received several outstanding discussion leader and author awards. Paul has also served
on the AICPA’s Technical Reviewers Advisory Task Force to the Peer Review Board and serves as staff liaison to two committees and one section of the FICPA.

Prior to joining the FICPA, Paul was an audit manager with the regional firm of Williams, Cox, Weidner & Cox (now Carr, Riggs & Ingram) in Tallahassee, Florida. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Florida State University and has been licensed as a CPA since 1988.


Thu, Nov 11, 2021 - 01:00pm to 04:44pm EST
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 - 08:30am to 12:14pm EST
Wed, Dec 29, 2021 - 01:00pm to 04:44pm EST
Fri, Jan 14, 2022 - 08:30am to 12:14pm EST
Tue, Mar 29, 2022 - 08:30am to 12:14pm EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer FICPA
Date Added to Catalog 04/11/2021
Designed For

This course is designed meet the continuing professional education requirements in Ethics for Florida licensees

Original Recording Date 04/17/2021
Prerequisites None
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 354


william s

"Very Satisfied"

Joris J

"Well done. Thank you. "

Thomas W

"Very good refresher course."

Vincent C

"Well done"

Katherine B - Stuart, Florida

"Very well done!"

Reinaldo A


Alicia A - Bradenton, Florida

"The cost of the seminar was excellent and the content was excellent too."

Michelle B

"This was one of the better ethics classes I've attended in 30 years!"

Patricia M

"Thank you!"

Stacy B - Bartow, Florida

"Thank you the course went well. "

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