This course is a provocative discussion of ethical issues in accounting and finance and their resolution focusing on an important component, your gut instinct. We will explore what it is, how to apply it, how it can help you and its relationship to the Code of Ethics. Your gut instinct can serve as an important tool, especially when paired with other formal analysis methods to drive improved ethical decision-making. We will review examples in financial reporting, contract payments, job interviews, fund-raising, government grant programs and more.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Determine when to trust your gut over a systemic analysis in ethical decision-making
- Gain insights into an "ethics gut" and where it comes from
- Identify the consequences of ignoring your gut
- Explore the correlation between an "ethics gut" and the code of ethics
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
CPAs, as well as non-CPAs non-CPAs working in accounting and business.
The views expressed in the course are non-authoritative and have not been formally endorsed by CPA Ontario and do not reflect the views of CPA Ontario. The information included in the course is for general information purposes only.
CPA Ontario, the presenters and the authors do not accept any responsibility or liability that might occur directly or indirectly as a consequence of the use or application of or reliance on this material.
Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA is the President and founder of Practical PD, Seminars for Accountants, as well as Vice-President Finance and CFO of SureWx Inc. He has held financial leadership positions in several different industries. Stephen has extensive teaching and case-writing experience. He has developed a wide range of practical seminars for accountants based on his diverse experience.