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Wisconsin Professional Ethics (Course Id 1304)

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Author : Joseph P Helstrom, CPA
Course Length : Pages: 31 ||| Review Questions: 9 ||| Final Exam Questions: 15
CPE Credits : 3.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $29.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Regulatory Ethics - Regulatory Ethics for Course Id 1304

Description :

This 3-hour course is designed to meet the 3-hour Ethics CPE requirement for Wisconsin CPAs.  It provides an overview of ethical thought along with the core values of the CPA profession.  The applicable laws and rules of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, Chapter Accy 1 – Rules of Conduct are covered in detail.  The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is also covered in detail.  Case studies are utilized throughout the course to emphasize material. 

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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 : QAS Self Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 07-Jul-2022
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.
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NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry - 1304

Keywords : Regulatory Ethics, Wisconsin, Professional, Ethics, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define ethics from an overall and professional perspective
  • Describe the rules of conduct contained in Chapter Accy 1 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code
  • Describe the ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
Course Contents :

Chapter 1 - Wisconsin Professional Ethics

Ethics Background


What is Ethics?

The Relationship of Morals and Ethics

Professional Ethics

Legal versus Ethical

Why Should We Study Professional Ethics?

Accounting Ethics

Ethical Core Foundations for CPAs

Ethical Dilemmas

Review Question

Wisconsin Administrative Code, Chapter Accy 1 – Rules of Conduct

Subchapter I — Applicability and Definitions

Accy 1.001 Applicability of rules of conduct to certified public accountants.

Accy 1.002 Applicability of rules of conduct to certified public accountants who have a significant influence over a CPA−related business or who advertise as a CPA.

Accy 1.003 Definitions.

Subchapter II — Professional Conduct, Integrity, and Objectivity

Accy 1.101 Professional conduct.

Accy 1.102 Integrity and objectivity.

Subchapter III — Competence and Technical Standards

Accy 1.201 General standards.

Accy 1.202 Auditing standards.

Accy 1.203 Accounting principles.

Accy 1.204 Other technical standards.

Accy 1.205 Standards for auditing, accounting and review services, and attestation engagements.

Subchapter IV — Responsibilities to Clients

Accy 1.301 Confidential client information.

Accy 1.302 Contingent fees, commissions and referral fees.

Subchapter V — Other Responsibilities and Practices

Accy 1.401 Acts discreditable.

Case Study: Return of client provided records

Accy 1.402 Advertising or other forms of solicitation.

Accy 1.404 Incompatible occupations.

Accy 1.405 Firm Names.

Case Study: Audit Experts Group

Accy 1.406 Practice while suspended.

Accy 1.407 Communications.

Case Study: Board Complaint

Accy 1.408 Ownership requirements.

Review Questions

The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct

About the Code


Part 1 – Members in Public Practice

Rule 1.100 Integrity and Objectivity

Case Study – Married Tax Clients Divorcing

1.130 Preparing and Reporting Information

Case Study – Year End Adjustments and Loan Covenants

1.200 - Independence

Review Questions

Rule 1.300—General Standards Rule

Case Study – Audit Engagement with No Prior Experience

1.310 Compliance with Standards Rule

Case Study – Peer Review Discoveries

1.320 Accounting Principles Rule

1.400.001 Acts Discreditable Rule

1.510.001 — Contingent Fees Rule

1.520.001—Commissions and referral fees Rule

1.600.001 —Advertising and other forms of solicitation

1.700.001— Confidential client information rule

1.800.001—Form of organization and name rule

Review Questions

Part 2 – Members in Business

2.100.001 – Integrity and Objectivity Rule

2.130.030 Obligation of a Member to His or Her Employer’s External Accountant

2.170.010 – Pressure to Breach the Rules

2.300.001 — General standards rule

2.310.001—Compliance with standards rule

2.320.001—Accounting principles rule

Case Study - The Company with Excess Reserves

2.400.001 Acts Discreditable Rule

2.400.070 Confidential Information from employment or volunteer activities

Part 3 – Other Members

3.400.001 - Acts discreditable rule

3.400.070 Confidential Information from employment or volunteer activities


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