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Professional Fiduciary Duty

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James J. Rigos Attorney, CPA, CMA
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1 Hour
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The AICPA’s recent ethics “re-codification” elevated conflicts of interest and imposes the requirement of every significant engagement’s detailed risk analysis. This new AICPA conflict emphasis seems to heighten the chances that standard CPA engagements may be deemed to rise to the fiduciary duty category level and/or that such relationships receive increased judicial scrutiny.  Join Jim Rigos as he explores this complex topic.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • This outline and lecture presentation develops and applies the professional fiduciary duty heightened legal standard to the practice of the average CPA. 

Major Subjects
  • Fiduciary relationship in general
  • Problematic fiduciary engagements 
  • Corporate and charitable organization directorships 
  • Suggested director fiduciary safeguards

Course Materials


James J. Rigos Attorney, CPA, CMA Related seminars and products

James J. Rigos, is an attorney-CPA-CMA who has written and lectured widely in the area of professional accounting individual and CPA firm ethics and legal liability. He has been involved as an advocate or consultant in over 200 legal and ethical claims against CPAs since 1980. He was a member of the AICPA’s Accountants Legal Liability Committee and has conducted mediations for accountancy membership organizations. He is a national Director of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs (AAA-CPA) and past President of the Washington State chapter of the AAA-CPA.


Wed, Sep 15, 2021 - 01:30pm to 02:30pm EDT
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 01:30pm to 02:30pm EDT
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 - 01:30pm to 02:30pm EST
Wed, Dec 08, 2021 - 01:30pm to 02:30pm EST
Wed, Jan 19, 2022 - 01:30pm to 02:30pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All CPAs
Original Recording Date 06/18/2021
Course Developer WSCPA
Date Added to Catalog 05/24/2021

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

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