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Accounting Fraud: What We Can Do Better

This course is very different from most courses you will take on fraud. It is Art's most non-traditional course. It is specifically designed to assist CPAs in industry, education and public practice identify the places where frauds most likely will occur by putting you in the position of perpetrating the fraud. You are asked, "What Would You Do? and How Would You Avoid Being Caught?" Anyone who becomes aware of a possible fraudulent situation ignores the implications at their own peril. The course makes liberal use of real-life case studies and provides participants with various methodologies to detect and prevent frauds. The course also points out the huge disconnect between the expectations and reality of what's truly effective in detecting and preventing fraud. The author worked for one of the largest CPA firms ever to file for bankruptcy and discusses his real-life experiences of how some of the most common opportunities to uncover fraud are never explored.

Major subjects:

  • Your Guide to Committing Fraud
  • Your Guide to Detecting Fraud
  • Your Guide to Preventing Fraud
  • The connection between auditing procedures and detecting fraud
  • What else works

 

Prerequisite: 

None

Level:

Intermediate

Recommended CPE Credit:

4 hours

Accounting Fraud: What We Can Do Better is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org) - (800) 922-5272

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Identifying Fraud Risks

This course is designed to assist CPAs in industry, government and public practice with identifying the places where fraud will most likely occur. You will learn about a CPA who crossed the line and be asked what to do if someone in your organization made a decision that put you and your organization at risk. Anyone who becomes aware of a possible fraudulent situation ignores the implications at their own peril. The course makes liberal use of case studies to help you identify fraud risks.

Major subjects:

  • SAS 99 and the rules which govern the profession
  • Financial statements case studies
  • Tax fraud case studies
  • Government fraud case studies

 

Prerequisite: 

None

Level:

Intermediate

Recommended CPE Credit:

4 hours

                            Identifying Fraud Risks is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org) - (800) 922-5272

To order the self-study version (Click Here)

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2017 Professional Conduct and Ethics:

Dealing with Ethical Crises

Meets the California Board of Accountancy general ethics requirement

and the ethics requirements for other states that do not require state-specific courses (Check with your Board of Accountancy)

This is Art's most popular course. It has been totally updated for 2016-17. No matter your workplace or specialization, all CPAs make professional decisions. In this course, you will gain tools to help you choose between alternative solutions and review how to use the revised AIPCA Code of Professional Conduct. New practical case studies have been added to help you decide what you need to do if you were to find yourself in a compromising position. The situations you may confront will not always be black-and-white violations of accounting rules and regulations. 

Major subjects:

  • Identifying and dealing with ethical dilemmas
  • Advanced strategies for ethical decision making
  • Tools for communicating delicate issues
  • Weighing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do
  • Does it pay to be ethical?

Prerequisite: 

None

Level:

Update

Recommended CPE Credit:

4 hours

***2017 Professional Conduct and Ethics is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org) ***

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California Regulatory Review:
Straightforward and Simple

Approved by the California Board of Accountancy

This program is designed to fulfill the California Board of Accountancy's 2-hour Regulatory review education requirement. The course has been updated for the latest changes in the rules and regulations of the California Accountancy Act. It focuses on the key issues that CPAs in public and private practice need to know to avoid licensing and litigation problems. Nothing fancy. Just learn what has changed so that your license is not at risk. You don't want to be one of those listed in the Quarterly Report of the California Board of Accountancy.

  • Continuing Education
     
  • Recent Changes in the Rules of the Profession
     
  • The latest on fingerprinting, practice privilege, conversion to active status
     
  • Recent Litigation and Disciplinary Case
Upon completion, the successful user will:

      1.    Be familiar with the key regulatory issues facing California CPAs

      2.    Have a resource for the current rules and regulations of the California Accountancy Act and the California Board of Accountancy.

      3.    Be better able to recognize potential violations of the rules and regulations of California rules and regulation when working in real-life situations.
 

***California Regulatory Review is distributed by the CalCPA Education Foundation (www.calcpa.org)

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