YIKES! I'm being investigated! What now? | Ethically speaking
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YIKES! I'm being investigated! What now? | Ethically speaking

3 years ago · 28 min listen

When we think of ethics, most of us think in terms of behavior. Integrity, objectivity, and independence are the pillars of our profession. But what about our technical responsibilities? In this episode, you’ll hear managers in the AICPA ethics division discuss both sides of ethics and what to do if you get a letter.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How accounting principles, auditing standards, and other technical considerations are related to ethics (01:35)

  • Examples of technical violations (03:25)

  • How and why ethics investigations start (04:46)

  • What to do if you get a letter from the ethics division (07:21)

  • Consequences of non-response (09:05)

  • How licensure and membership are affected by an investigation (12:50)

  • Frequently asked questions (18:00)



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