Professional Development: Accounting
UM-Flint works with the IRS, state agencies and UM-Flint School of Management faculty to deliver relevant, up-to-date professional development courses for accounting professionals in a convenient, online format.
All accounting courses offer continuing professional education (CPE) credit through the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
CPAs licensed to practice by the State of Michigan must earn 40 CPE credit hours each year, July 1-June 30. They may earn no more than 50 percent of this CPE requirement through self-study. Eight hours of each 40-hour requirement must be in accounting and auditing subjects, and two hours must be in ethics courses.
Note: If you are a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, please register at michcpa.org to receive your member discount.
CPAs Ethical Conduct: More Than Just Following the Law
Our focus takes ethics seriously, showing why being ethical demands more than simply following the law and even more than what is stated in professional codes of conduct. The course is analytic, following the analytic and critical thought patterns common to those professionals who hold the CPA license. However, we have also infused some humor and interesting perspectives to lighten this heavy topic.
MACPA Session D: Technical Standards
You can find rules in nearly every situation you encounter in life: the rules of the road, the rules that guide a conversation, the rules of sports, and so on. Rules guide our lives, and public practice is no exception. This course examines the rules of professional accounting practice by explaining the rules found in Section 200 of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. Learners will examine each of the three rules in detail, and gain a meaningful understanding of the placement and logic behind these rules.
MACPA Session E: The New AICPA Independence Standards
Our focus takes ethics seriously, showing why being ethical demands more than simply following the law and even more than what is stated in professional codes of conduct. As with our other ethics courses, this follows the analytical and critical thought patterns common to those professionals who hold the CPA license.
Making the Right Choices: Keeping Opinions Out of Ethical Decisions
This course will provide you with one hour of CPE credit in ethics. It is a basic course requiring no prerequisites, with a wide, general scope, since the principles found within apply to all areas of accounting practice.
The focus on ethics is serious and begins discussion with the false premise that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion about ethics. The course is analytic, following the analytic and critical thought patterns common to those professionals who hold the CPA license.
Ethics Roles & Responsibilities: The Board, Executives & Management
In the past five years, corporate scandals, legislation and increasing technology have created environments where ethical practice can no longer be assumed. Organizations must take clear action at all levels to insure that strategies, checks and balances, review and enforcement are in place and understood by all employees. Having the right policies and practices is important. Evaluating those practices for effectiveness is necessary. We have covered this in other Ethics modules. In this course we will discuss the leadership roles and responsibilities needed to make ethical organizations a reality..
Introduction to Ethical Communication
Our focus takes ethics seriously. In the field of communication, ethical deliberation is critical. In this course, you review scenarios experienced in business and appreciate the complex world of ethical decision making.