Governmental Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (6957)

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Webcast or Webinar, Online
8:00am - 11:30am(opens at 7:30am) 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 Early Registration (through 07/26/2020)
$159.00 Regular Price
$169.00 Early Registration (through 07/26/2020)
$224.00 Regular Price
Course Type: Webcast
Course Code: 20/ETHSLGAC
Level: Update
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs Facility
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics


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.  The course will also focus on the obligations imposed on CPAs by the Florida Statutes, the Rules of the Florida Board of Accountancy, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, the FGFOA Code of Ethics, and Chapter 112, F.S.

This unique course is specifically designed for professionals working in government. The course fulfills the biennial ethics requirement for Florida CPAs and CGFOs of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association.


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 Florida Statutes 112 prohibits actions or conduct  guidance for government employees. 
Identify how newly revised/ proposed interpretations, rulings, and legislation affect Florida licensees. 
Recognize practice and compliance issues such as independence that affect ethical conduct. 
Explore the unique ethical implications to those working in government through examples from the Florida Commission on Ethics and other sources.

Major Topics:

The major topics of this course include:

  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct  
  • Business ethics  
  • Chapters 455, 473, and 112, F.S.  
  • 61H1 F.A.C.  
  • Common violations of Florida laws and rules  
  • Client record retention  
  • Competency  
  • CPE requirements 
  • Disciplinary actions 
  • Florida Commission on Ethics 
  • FGFOA Code of Ethics 
  • Financial disclosure forms 
  • Gifts 
  • Independence  
  • Integrity and objectivity 
  • Licensure requirements – individuals and firms  
  • Misuse of public position  
  • Peer Review  

Designed For:

This course is designed meet the requirements for continuing professional education in Ethics for Florida licensees, especially those in the public sector.

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.