Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (4980)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Webcast or Webinar, Online
1:00pm - 4:30pm(opens at 12:30pm) EST

Registration is Closed

Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

$104.00 Regular Price
$169.00 Regular Price
Course Type: CPE Seminars
Course Code: 20/ETHFGC
Level: Update
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs Facility
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics


Mia Thomas, CPA, CGMA

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 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.


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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.


  • Michael Stephen Kridel, CPA, CFC, CFF, CITP

    PrincipalMichael S. Kridel, CPA, PAMichael Kridel has practiced public accounting in South Florida since graduation from George Washington University in 1974. He reestablished his solo practice in being a principal and litigation services practice leader of Rehmann Robson, a Top 100 national accounting firm, from 2013 to 2018. Previously, Mr. Kridel was a partner in Daszkal Bolton from 1996 to...

    Read more about Michael Stephen Kridel here

Major Topics:

The major topics of this course include:

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

Designed For:

This course is designed for CPAs in all areas of practice and fulfills the biennial ethics requirements for Florida CPAs.

Event Promotions

In-person FICPA seminars are GOING ONLINE for 2020! Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, all live FICPA seminars will be presented in a webinar format through January 31, 2021.

Our webinars include a live presentation with speaker audio, video and PowerPoint presentation.  Attendees can ask questions. Speaker will repeat questions to share with all attendees and answer questions as time allows. Individuals can also reach out to speakers directly via email after the event.
FICPA EZMaterials! Paper manuals will not be provided at this session, you’ll need to download the EZMaterials as searchable PDFs to your laptop, tablet or other device before the event.
For more information feel free to call the FICPA Member Service Center at 800-342-3197.