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High Sensitivity Issues - Independence, Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality, Fiduciary Duty, and Tax Practice

This course meets the requirement of the SEC Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for 5 CPE hours of independence CPE. It contains the AICPA re-codification, "engagement team" approach to attestation independence impairment, and latest AICPA independence rulings.


  • U.S. based public accounting firms desiring a comprehensive independence sensitivity training workshop for CPA firm partners, managers, and general professional staff employees.
  • CPA firm Quality Control partners reviewing their CPA firm's internal ethical principles and procedures.
  • 5 hours CPE meeting the AICPA’s suggested independence training course for SEC Practice firm employees.


  • How to identify issues involved in making CPA professional accounting independence decisions.
  • How to apply independence, conflict of interest and confidentiality rules to attestation engagements and other public accounting situations.
  • How the new independence rules are a part of the larger firm quality control system.
  • CPA responsibilities and conduct described in the AICPA Code of Ethics.


  • The underlying public interest perception concerns.
  • Independence - Beginning and Advanced Topics.
  • Integrity and Objectivity.
  • Confidentiality and Client Information.
  • Tax Practice and Consulting Services.
  • SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Publicly Traded Corporations.
  • CPA Firm Ethics and Quality Control System.
  • CPA Firm Independence Policies.
  • Staff Annual Independence Statement.


  • More confidence in your personal and professional independence related ethical judgments.
  • Increased sensitivity towards accounting independence ethical conflict of interest and confidentiality issues and dilemmas.
  • Familiarity with new SEC and AICPA independence reporting and compliance procedures.
  • CPE credit - 5 hours of Regulatory Ethics in some states.  Check with your local board.

Self Study Course

Order the self-study course online or call us at 206-624-0716 - The  High Sensitivity Issues self-study course is $116.  It includes the workbook, CPE final exam, and grading of the exam.

FORMAT: Self-study course - Overview level - No prerequisites and no advance preparation required.

MATERIALS: The materials include comprehensive textbooks with selected questions and full explanatory answers.


  • All sales are final. No refunds will be granted after your registration is submitted.


  • For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Steve Johnson or James Rigos at 206-624-0716.

If you would like more information on our in-house ethics Group-Live offerings, please contact us at 206-624-0716 or send an e-mail

Last updated on 6/25/2018 3:46:03 PM