Chapter PD: Real Business Ethics and the CPA Mindset

September 22, 2018

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Please join us on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel for our upcoming Chapter PD sessions. This event contains four hours of ethical content.

Session 1: Real Business Ethics and the CPA Mindset
Session 2: Ethical Dilemmas: The Thick Grey Line 

Date:   Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time:  7:45 AM – 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Session 1 | 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM Session 2
Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy Richmond, BC


$100 + GST – Members and non-members (Early bird)
(early bird discount – until August 31, 2018)  
$110 + GST – Members and Non-members (regular)
  Complimentary Parking provided by the hotel
(We will be sending out a parking pass prior to the event)
CPD: 4.0 PD Hours  (This course contains 4 hours of ethics content)

SESSION 1: Real Business Ethics and the CPA Mindset

The course will develop your ethical mindset, explain the breadth of business ethics today, help you understand where ethical risks may lie, and provide you with ideas and tools to integrate business ethics into your daily work and professional responsibilities.

Any CPA who is interested in encouraging an ethics-based culture in their organization.

Topics covered will include:

  • Essential blocks of business ethics for a CPA, building upon the ethical principles of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct
  •  Scope of business ethics today
  • Integrating business ethics into your workplace
  • Case studies to apply ethical principles

PREREQUISITE: None | LEVEL: Introductory | CPD: 2 Hours

SESSION 2: Ethical Dilemmas: The Thick Grey Line

This course provides participants with opportunities to evaluate ethical scenarios in a variety of contexts that are realistic and representative of the CPA demographic (including industry, not-for-profit, public sector and public practice).

Participants will increase their competence and confidence in interpreting and applying the CPA Code of Professional Conduct to real-life workplace challenges.

This course will appeal to members who enjoy an actively engaging CPD setting using small group discussions and interactive polling to analyze real-life ethical scenarios.The two-hour format will also appeal to members who choose to fulfill their ethics CPD requirement in smaller segments.

The course begins with a brief refresher of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, followed by team-based evaluations of ethical scenarios and potential actions to determine where the line of acceptable behaviour is crossed. Small group discussions will be followed by larger group debriefs.

Reasonable familiarity with the CPA Code of Professional Conduct (or a legacy Code) is expected; participants will benefit from having gone through a prior CPA ethics course, but it is certainly not mandatory.

Content is applicable to all professional roles and all levels of previous experience.

CPD: 2 Hours


ROGER MERKOSKY, CPA, CA, is an independent consultant/contractor. He recently served as Director, Regulation, for CPABC, and has served as chair of the CPA Canada Continuing Professional Development Standing Committee. His previous experience includes more than ten years with a major public accounting firm, with four years in the national office specializing in professional development and practice advisory services. Roger also has significant experience in industry, spending ten years with AB InBev, holding senior financial roles based in Belgium, Croatia, and most recently in Toronto where he served as CFO of Labatt.

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  1. Thanks, it’s very informative