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Texas: Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs (TSBoA Approved) (Course Id 697)

Texas: Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs (TSBoA Approved)

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Author : Joseph P Helstrom, CPA
Course Length : Pages: 36 ||| Review Questions: 12 ||| Final Exam Questions: 20
CPE Credits : 4.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $39.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: Text - Technical - NASBA Registry
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Regulatory Ethics - Regulatory Ethics for Course Id 697

Description :

This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for Texas CPAs.  It focuses on case studies applying the spirit and intent of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct and emphasizes ethical judgment and the ethical standards of the profession. 

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Release : 2022
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : None.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
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Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method :
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 21-Apr-2023
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
Approved Audience :

Text - Technical - NASBA Registry - 697

Keywords : Regulatory Ethics, Texas, Ethics, Professional, Conduct, Texas, CPAs, TSBo, Approved, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Texas CPA Ethics Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define ethics from an overall and professional perspective
  • Describe the ethical standards contained in the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct
Course Contents :

Chapter 1 - Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs

Ethics Background


What is Ethics?

The Relationship of Morals and Ethics

Illustrative Examples of Ethics

Professional Ethics

Legal versus Ethical

Why Should We Study Professional Ethics?

Accounting Ethics

Ethical Core Foundations for CPAs

Other Ethical Foundations of the CPA Profession

Review Questions

Ethical Reasoning

Case Studies – Ethical Reasoning

Ethical Dilemmas

Preventative Measures to Avoid Ethical Violations

Case Studies of Notable Ethical Lapses

Bernard Madoff Investment Securities’ Auditor



Case Studies of Other Ethical Lapses

The Travel Expense Department

The Company with Excess Reserves

The Company with Undisclosed/Unrecorded Contingencies

The IRS Audit

Motivations of Ethical Lapses

Review Questions

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct

General Provisions

501.51 – Preamble and General Principles

501.52 – Definitions

501.53 – Applicability of Rules of Professional Conduct

Professional Standards

501.60 – Auditing Standards

501.61 – Accounting Principles

501.62 – Other Professional Standards

501.63 – Reporting Standards

Responsibilities to Clients

501.70 - Independence

501.71 – Receipt of Commission, Compensation or Other Benefit

501.72 – Contingency Fees

501.73 – Integrity and Objectivity

501.74 – Competence

501.75 – Confidential Client Communication

501.76 – Records and Work Papers

501.77 – Acting through Others

501.78 – Withdrawal or Resignation

Review Questions

Responsibilities to the Public

501.80 – Practice of Public Accountancy

501.81 – Firm License Requirements

501.82 – Advertising

501.83 – Firm Names

501.85 – Complaint Notice

Responsibilities to the Board/Profession

501.90 – Discreditable Acts

501.91 – Reportable Events

501.93 – Responses

501.94 – Mandatory Continuing Professional Education

Chapter 523 – Continuing Professional Education

Accountants Confidential Assistance Network

Review Questions


CPE Regulatory Ethics Course: https://www.cpethink.com/texas-cpa-ethics
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