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New CPA Essentials: Ethics and Leadership

New CPA Essentials: Ethics and Leadership

Gain valuable leadership skills while understanding the basic tenets of ethical and professional conduct, and the principles of ethics.

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NASBA Field of Study

Personal Development



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 Business & partner 
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Easily prepare yourself for the future – today

This unique bundle not only gets you across the finish line in the race to be a CPA, it’s uniquely positioned to give you a grounding on key human intelligence fundamentals of coaching, emotional intelligence and leadership that all employees need.

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NASBA Field of Study: Personal Development
$96 - $123
40% bundle discount applied
Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring.
  • Recall the definition of Emotional Intelligence (EI).
  • Identify the differences between leading and managing.
Key Topics
  • Coach and mentoring techniques
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Managing and leading techniques
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Disruption is changing the workplace.

More and more tasks are becoming automated and artificial intelligence (AI) is improving. Industries are being disrupted, and we increasingly find ourselves partnering with robots and AI. In this environment human skills have become even more valuable.

Develop your human skills.

This three-part self-study online series will help you develop the skills that make you uniquely human and position you to take advantage of the new opportunities that await.

Included in this series:

  • Coaching vs Mentoring - Explains the differences between coaching and mentoring and outlines techniques to help colleagues and peers develop and grow.
  • Emotional Intelligence - Defines emotional intelligence and highlights how it can greatly increase your chances of personal and professional success.
  • Leading vs. Managing - Explains the differences between managing and leading and helps you identify when it's appropriate to manage and when it's appropriate to lead.
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Prepare for your future

Understand professional ethics in the accounting profession and how the principles of ethics may apply to you.

Integrity, objectivity and professional conduct

Gain knowledge for analyzing ethical matters generally, and for evaluating matters that the AICPA code does not specifically address using the code’s conceptual frameworks.

Independence requirements

Learn AICPA independence rules and how they apply to you and your immediate family members, including the types of personal financial interests, loans, employment, and business relationships that threaten independence.

Ethics requirements from other regulators

Distinguish independence rules that apply in addition to the AICPA code, which may be more restrictive, such as those from the SEC, PCAOB, and rules applicable to government auditors and audits of certain employee benefit plans, federally funded charitable organizations, financial institutions, and insurance.

Ethics rules unique to professional tax services

Understand the ethics rules that apply when you provide professional tax services, including AICPA code provisions and the Statements on Standards for Tax Services, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Circular No. 230, and certain Internal Revenue Code provisions applicable to federal tax practice.


Many states do not accept the AICPA course to meet the ethics requirement for earning or maintaining a CPA license. Please contact your state board to determine which ethics course is required to earn your license. If you are taking the course for licensure you must pass with a score of 90 percent or higher to qualify towards earning your CPA license. If you are taking the course to maintain your existing license you must pass with a score of 70 percent or higher.

Professional Ethics: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Comprehensive Course (For Licensure) is offered online . To purchase the version of this course for licensure, select the item on this page.

Who Will Benefit

  • Accountants earning CPA license
  • CPAs maintaining CPA license

Key Topics

  • Conceptual framework
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Independence
  • Ethics
  • Activities that discredit the profession
  • Ethics interpretations

Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the general standards, compliance with standards, and accounting principles rules in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Recall how to respond to pressure when preparing and reporting information.
  • Identify the steps for evaluating a conflict of interest.
  • Recognize the fundamental concepts underlying the “Independence Rule” in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and Identify situations in which the independence rules apply to you and your family.
  • Identify the requirements for performing nonattest services for an attest client and Recall the types of business relationships with clients that create threats to independence.
  • Indicate AICPA ethics interpretations on integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, and advertising.
  • Identify the SEC, PCAOB, GAO and other regulatory and independence rules.
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