Course curriculum

About this course

  • $78.00
  • 2 Ethics CPD hours
  • Dec. 19, 2023 - 10:00 AM ET

Course description

AI will no doubt be an integral part of professional lives. However, as we move at lightning speed to integrate AI solutions as CPAs, the effect of these solutions on our ethical decision-making and professional judgement is critical to understand.

For the CPA Profession, we must grapple with how this technology will integrate with our highly valued skill sets, including:

  • Ethical decision making
  • Professional judgement
  • Trust and leadership

    This 2 hr verifiable ethics CPD webinar will explore how AI may impact our ethical decision-making as CPAs and how to implement safeguards to maintain the public’s trust.

    Learning objectives:

  • Define artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning
  • Define generative AI
  • Define the alignment problem
  • Define ethical decision making
  • Describe at least two examples of the alignment problem
  • Identify how AI is and will be applied in our profession
  • Identify the ethical challenges posed by AI to our profession
  • Employ safeguards to ethical decision-making when using AI solutions

    Who will benefit:

    The course will benefit professionals seeking to identify challenges to our ethical decision-making in using AI and employing safeguards to maintain the public’s trust.
  • Instructor(s)

    Garth Sheriff

    Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIA, CGMA, MAcc, is the founder of Sheriff Consulting ( and Sheriff Consulting Online (

    We specialize in the design and delivery of assurance, accounting, and communication skill professional development courses. The mission of Sheriff Consulting is to provide an engaging approach to your professional development.

    Our courses are designed using the latest in communication research and current technical developments that affect our profession. This includes:

    1. Helping professionals navigate the most significant changes to the accounting and assurance standards in the last 40 years.

    2. Using current research to improve business communication skills such as working with diverse multigenerational teams.

    3. Understanding how transformative technology such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence will impact our profession.

    Garth has worked as an assurance professional and learning provider for over 20 years. He has prepared and trained CPAs for key changes to the profession, including internal control documentation (SOX), Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) and Canadian Standards on Review Engagements 2400 (CSRE 2400).

    He earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Accounting) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).