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About this course

  • $78.00
  • 2 CPD hours
  • December 19, 2022 - 2:30 PM ET

Course description

This two hour webinar is a comprehensive discussion on ethics in business and accounting and is different from most ethics courses in its practicality and examples and coverage. It provides veteran smarts to deal with ethical dilemmas which are explained carefully with real-life cases and humour. The course is taught by veteran CFO and accounting speaker Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA. Stephen speaks regularly on the topic of ethics and character to accounting and other audiences. He has personally had to resign from a job due to ethical considerations and has faced many ethical dilemmas in his career. He previously sat on the legacy CPA body Ad Hoc Ethics Advisory Committee and is a prolific author of published case studies, many of which cover ethics.

What you'll learn:

  • How to resolve ethical problems with integrity
  • Ethics and company policy
  • Ethics and pressure from the top
  • Protecting yourself
  • The family business feud and ethics
  • Income taxes and ethics
  • Ethical principles and the CPA code of conduct
  • Work through practical cases on all types of situations
  • When you have to resign
  • And more

    This course provides 2 hours of verifiable ethics content for CPAs.

  • 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.