Self Study

Self-Study


Fundamentals of Fraud Prevention & Detection

This course addresses fraud related issues from the perspective of small- and medium-sized accounting firms. The goal of this course is to enhance the accountant's ability to recognize, detect, and prevent fraud; increase fraud awareness; help accountants and auditors understand their role in addressing fraud; and identify the most common types of fraud currently perpetrated in today's fast-paced business environment. Topics include an analysis of the statistical information presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in their 2018 Report to the Nations; a discussion of the auditor's role in addressing fraud; and an assessment of the accountant's responsibility for fraud in compilation and review engagements.

With this four-hour course, you will be able to identify:

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Regulatory Review: Practicing Within the Law

This course is approved by the California Board of Accountancy and meets its regulatory review requirements. There is no discussion of theory, only practical application and frequent humorous insight using "war stories" and case studies. This course addresses the various provisions of the California Accountancy Act and the California Board of Accountancy Regulations with an emphasis on those provisions currently applicable to the practice of public accountancy. Further, this course provides an overview of historic and recent disciplinary actions taken by the Board, highlighting the misconduct that led to discipline.

This course will enable you to:

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Spidell’s 4-Hour CPA Ethics

This course addresses the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct in an insightful manner using case studies, investigative results, and real world applications. Information concerning the authoritative nature and application of the Code’s standards are discussed with an emphasis on its application to California licensed CPAs. Students will learn about the basic structure of the Code itself and be introduced to the AICPA’s Principles of Professional Conduct. Topics include independence, integrity, professional competency, due professional care, planning and supervision, gifts, commission and contingent fees, financial interests, employment, and more.

Upon completion of this four-hour course, you will identify the:

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