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The Nature of Ethics. Morals: the investigation of good judgment and benchmarks of conduct.Core moral qualities (Source: Josephson Institute of Ethics):TrustworthinessRespectResponsibilityFairnessCaringCitizenship. The Nature of Ethics. Moral predicament: A circumstance that includes a choice about fitting conduct. For the most part includes circumstances in which welfare of one or more people is influenced b
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Proficient Ethics

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The Nature of Ethics: the investigation of good judgment and gauges of direct. Center moral qualities (Source: Josephson Institute of Ethics): Trustworthiness Respect Responsibility Fairness Caring Citizenship

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The Nature of Ethics Ethical problem: A circumstance that includes a choice about suitable conduct. For the most part includes circumstances in which welfare of at least one people is influenced by the aftereffects of the choice.

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Steps in Resolving an Ethical Dilemma Identify the issue Identify conceivable blueprints Identify any limitations identifying with the choice Analyze the imaginable impacts of the conceivable approaches Select the best strategy

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Ethical Dilemma Example Actual phone message from second year staff bookkeeper to the engagement accomplice of a Big 4 firm: " If conceivable I\'d jump at the chance to converse with you about something that Susan, the senior on the engagement, let me know. I was finishing my time sheet and Susan disclosed to me that I ought to charge just 8 hours a day for the work I did on that engagement since the monetary allowance is getting tight. Susan realizes that for as far back as week I\'ve been working significantly over 8 hours for each day. I don\'t feel appropriate about this and I don\'t recognize what to do since I\'m new on this customer… "

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Characteristics of a Profession Common collection of learning Formal instructive process Standards of passage Recognition of open obligation Adoption of Codes of Conduct

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The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct Provides a system for moral conduct of CPAs. Comprises of two sections: Principles - give general structure Rules – oversee execution of expert administration Interpretations Ethics Rulings

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The Principles of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct Preamble Article I – Responsibilities Article II – The Public Interest Article III – Integrity Article IV – Objectivity and Independence Article V – Due Care Article VI – Scope and Nature of Services

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The Rules of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct Rule Title 101 Independence 102 Integrity and Objectivity 201 General Standards 202 Compliance with Standards 203 Accounting Standards 301 Confidential Client Information 302 Contingent Fees 501 Acts Discreditable 502 Advertising and Other Forms of Solicitation 503 Commissions and Referral Fees 504 (Deleted) 505 Form of Organization and Name

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Rule 101 – Independence A part out in the open practice should be free in the execution of expert administrations as required by guidelines declared by bodies assigned by Council.

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Rule 101 – Independence The calling perceives two parts of autonomy: Independence in reality Independence in appearance

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Rule 101 – Independence Interpretation 101-1 gives the accompanying cases of circumstances in which freedom would be weakened: A. Amid the season of engagement or assessment a secured part: Held any immediate or material backhanded money related premium Was a trustee of any trust or agent of any bequest with such budgetary premium Held any material firmly held business venture held mutually with big business Had any advance to or from big business not particularly allowed by Interpretation 101-5

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Rule 101 – Independence B. Amid the time of the engagement, an accomplice or expert worker as well as close family possessed over 5% of customer\'s extraordinary value. C. Amid the period secured by money related articulations, time of engagement or supposition, an accomplice or expert worker: Had any association with the venture as a promoter, financier, voting trustee Held any position proportional to an individual from administration or representative. Was a trustee for any annuity or benefit sharing trust of the undertaking.

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Independence of Partners and Staff The Covered Member Concept Covered individuals include: Individuals on the verify engagement group Individuals in a position to impact the bear witness to engagement. An accomplice in the workplace in which the accomplice accountable for the bear witness to engagement principally rehearses. Certain accomplices or administrators who give nonattest administrations to the customer. The general population bookkeeping firm A substance controlled by at least one of the above.

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Applicability of the Independence Rule Engagements requiring freedom: Audits and surveys of monetary explanations Examinations of money related gauges Application of settled upon methodology All other verification administrations Engagements not requiring autonomy: Management counseling administrations Tax administrations Accounting administrations

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Spouse and wards Close relatives Other relatives Rules by and large same with respect to CPA Independence disabled: Position of huge impact review delicate position material budgetary premium Normally no impact on autonomy Effects of Relative Business and Financial Interests on Auditor Independence

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Independence and the Rendering of Non-confirm Services to Attest Clients Interpretation 101-3 stipulates that the accompanying exercises would impede autonomy: Authorizing, executing, or culminating an exchange Preparing source records Having care of customer resources Supervising customer workers in their ordinary exercises Determining which proposals to actualize Reporting to the Board for the benefit of administration Serving as stock exchange or escrow specialist, or insight.

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SARBOX Perspective Expanded autonomy models under SARBOX: Restriction of certain counseling exercises Expanded part of review advisory group to protect inspector from administration weight Audit board endorsement of non-limited counseling administrations Conflicts emerging from work relations Mandatory accomplice turn

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Rule 102 – Integrity and Objectivity In the execution of any expert administration, a part should keep up objectivity and uprightness, might be free from irreconcilable situation, and might not intentionally distort actualities or subordinate his or her judgment to others.

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Rule 102 – Integrity and Objectivity Interpretation 102-1 expresses the accompanying will be infringing upon Rule 102 when a part intentionally: Makes, or allows or coordinates another to make, substantially off base passages in a customers monetary proclamations or records Fails to remedy budgetary articulations that are really false or misdirecting when the part has such specialist Signs, or allows or coordinates another to sign, a report containing physically false and deluding data.

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Rule 201 – General Standards A part should consent to the accompanying gauges and with any understandings thereof by bodies assigned by Council Professional Competence Due Professional Care Planning and Supervision Sufficient Relevant Data

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Rule 202 – Compliance with Standards A part who performs examining, survey, assemblage, administration counseling, charge, or other expert administrations might conform to norms declared by bodies assigned by Council.

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Technical Body Auditing Standards Board (ASB) Management Consulting Services Executive Committee (MCSEC) Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) ASB, MCSEC, and ARSC FASB, GASB and FASAB Standards Statements on Auditing Standards Statements on Standards for Consulting Services Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements FASB, GASB and FASAB Statements and related Interpretations Rule 202 Standards

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Rule 203 – Accounting Principles Rule 203 perceives the expert of certain assigned bodies to issue bookkeeping standards. Particularly perceived are the announcements and translations of: FASB GASB FASAB

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Rule 301 – Confidential Client Information CPAs ought to keep up classification of touchy customer data. Not a support to participate in any tricky demonstration Rule 301 denies the immediate revealing of illicit acts by customers to outside gatherings unless there is a lawful obligation to do as such (i.e., PSR Act of 1995). CPA-customer relationship is private yet not favored under customary law.

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Rule 302 – Contingent Fees Accountants are precluded from giving administrations on an unexpected charge in specific conditions: Preparation of a unique or changed expense form Services performed for a customer for which a review, survey or certain arrangements is likewise performed

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Rule 501 – Acts Discreditable A part should not submit acts discreditable to the calling Examples: Circumstances sketched out in Interpretation 102-1 Committing a lawful offense Discrimination or badgering in business hones Failure to return customer records

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Rule 502 – Advertising and Other Forms of Solicitation A part out in the open practice might not try to acquire customers by promoting or different types of requesting in a way that is false, deceptive or misleading. Requesting by the utilization of intimidation, overextending or badgering behavior is disallowed.

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Rule 503 – Commissions and Referral Fees Generally, commissions can be gathered from customers for referral of specific items and administrations just if: A review, audit or certain gatherings or examinations of forthcoming data are not performed for the customer The presence of the commission is unveiled to the customer

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Rule 505 – Form of Organization and Name CPAs may rehearse in any lawful business shape. Illustrations include: Professional enterprises Limited Liability Partnerships (Companies) Partnerships Sole specialists Fictitious names are permitted inasmuch as they are not false, deceptive or misleading. CPAs should possess a greater part budgetary enthusiasm for a firm occupied with confirm administrations Alternative practice structures

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