Course details

About this course

  • $127.00
  • 2.5 CPD hours
  • June 8, 2023 - 1:00 PM ET

Course description

The course is a plea for ethical behaviour above and beyond the rules. It is ethics made interesting and reminds you to pause and think beyond your initial reaction….there may be more to the story. The presenter will also share personal experiences with ethically challenging situations.

This course qualifies for 2.5 verifiable ethics hours.


  • The rules/contract allow this - but is it right?
  • Rule 205 false and misleading issues
  • Colleagues’ actions and the association rule in 205
  • The wearing down of ethical standards
  • Ethics problems between departments in the same organization
  • Discussion of some ethical lapses in Canada
  • Unreported revenue questions
  • Will the auditors back you?
  • Ethics and PD hours
  • Sanctions – should private companies punish suppliers from certain countries?
  • When all is said and done, all you have is your integrity
  • Approaches to diffusing difficult situations
  • All kinds of specific examples and stories


    All CPAs and indeed non-CPAs with an interest in ethics would benefit from this course. This includes CPAs in industry, public practice, government, and the Not-For-Profit and consulting sectors. The course is of interest not just to get verifiable ethics hours but to really impact one’s approach.
  • Instructor(s)

    Stephen Priddle

    Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA is the President and Founder of Practical PD and also the Vice-President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the SureWx Inc. group of companies. SureWx is a global aviation business, an industry leader in the area of assisting airlines optimizing winter operations.

    ​An engaging and experienced teacher, Stephen Priddle weaves practical tips together with stories from his business experience and input from participants. Seasoning the mix with a dose of accounting humour, he serves up useful and dynamic courses. Someone said: “humans are hard-wired to learn from stories” – Stephen is in part a business/accounting story teller, who draws out the lessons from the stories. This is a refreshing change from the usual dull technical courses for accountants and business people. Through his courses, he has interacted with over 17,000 financial leaders and thus stays on the leading edge in terms of best practices and hot topics.

    Stephen’s teaching experience includes presenting courses for over 40 accounting bodies and organizations in Canada and abroad. He is a Session Leader in the new CPA Professional Education Program, and has taught at the University of Toronto and Carleton University. He has moderated in the legacy Canadian CMA Strategic Leadership Program, and taught in the CA program and the CGA program. Stephen is a prolific author. His published business, accounting and finance cases are used by many organizations.

    Stephen has over 35 years of varied business experience. After working with KPMG for five years, he moved into industry, where he has worked for public and private companies. He has gained a wide range of experience in financial reporting, treasury management, merger & acquisition and other business matters.

    Stephen obtained his CPA, CA and CMA designations following graduation from Carleton University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, accounting major.