To reinforce knowledge that will allow a CPA to: Identify promulgated standards, state accountancy laws and other resources necessary to making informed ethical accounting and business decisions Apply the newly adopted AICPA Code of Professional Conduct to business situations Familiarize participants with the new conceptual framework for CPAs in business Fulfill responsibilities as required by the Arizona State Board of Accountancy
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Blumenthal, Gilbert B.
Gil Blumenthal, CPA has been active in the Arizona CPA community since 1978. He received his training in two of the now "Big 4" CPA firms ultimately becoming a shareholder and managing partner of a local CPA firm that grew to become one of the largest in the Phoenix area. Prior to his career in public practice, he was a job analyst with ARCO in Philadelphia, PA. He also served in the United States Army in the Office of the Inspector General, Frankfurt, Germany.
Gil has a diverse background in both public practice and business. In recent years his focus has been on teaching and a variety of consulting engagements. He is an experienced mediator and has also worked as a court-appointed Special Master specializing in complex financial disputes.
In addition to ethics, Gil has authored CPE courses on fraud basics and negotiating skills. He feels both courses are timely and represent important competencies for CPAs. He also has authored a course on the CPA’s role in mediation and written numerous articles on a variety of accounting and business topics.
Previously, Gil served on the faculty of the Judicial College of Arizona for the New Judge Orientation Program as well as on the Arizona Society of CPAs' Board of Directors. As a result of his long and varied professional career, he enjoys a strong relationship with the Arizona CPA community.
Review of ethics standards for Arizona CPAs including the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct (both existing and newly adopted) and the Arizona Accountancy Statutes and Administrative Code. Review important updates to the Code and Arizona Accountancy laws including the latest ethics guidance and "hot topics" in professional ethics. Brief, interactive case studies will be used to illustrate the application of ethics standards as they relate to real-life situations. The accompanying website, www.ethics4cpas.com allows the attendee to stay up-to-date throughout the year.