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2023 Washington State CPA Ethics by Jim Rigos WEBCAST

Tuesday, March 7 8:00am - 12:00pm PST

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4.0 Credits

Member Price $164.00

Non-Member Price $189.00


Join Jim Rigos attorney – CPA, as the class reviews the Washington Board current rules, policies, and procedure. Jim has defended over 200 Washington Board cases involving the consequences for a CPA caught between our accounting ethics violation and civil legal liability. In today's heightened legal environment our professional standards go hand-in-glove. 

Heavy emphasis is placed on the new AICPA Standard "Recompilation" under which independence impairment is to be treated merely as one type of Conflict of Interest. The client must understand the new ethical rules required abatement system and should agree in writing after consultation. The different protective features are covered and desirable objective review of the client waiver agreement form is explained. 

One feature Jim's course adds is numerous reported case citation so the CPA can actually see and review the Washington state legal standards applicable to an appeal of a Board "Final Order". The workbook contains a full index of subjects so CPAs can and should use the researched resource in their own practices. 

NOTE: This course meets the Washington Board of Accountancy's triennial 4-hour ethics requirement for all CPAs.


This course covers the Public Accountancy Act, along with the related Rules and Policies of the Washington State Board of Accountancy with specific application of RCWs and WACs to the practice of public accounting in the state of Washington. We will also review major provisions of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. This seminar uses actual case examples to illustrate how a CPA may inadvertently violate one or more of our four core professional values of independence, conflicts of interest, and confidentiality.



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How to identify ethical issues involved in making professional accounting decisions. How to recognize the considerations in analysis and resolution of ethical dilemmas. How to apply ethical rules and guidelines to public accounting situations. CPA responsibilities and conduct described in the AICPA and Washington State Board of Accountancy laws, rules, and Code of Ethics. Key differences between the AICPA Code and Washington proscriptions.




Leader Bios

James Rigos

4.78 stars out of 5

“Jim’s presentation was free-flowing and very informative.” - past attendee

James J. Rigos, is an attorney-CPA-CMA who has written and lectured widely in the area of professional accounting individual and CPA firm ethics and legal liability. He has been involved as an advocate or consultant in over 200 legal and ethical claims against CPAs since 1980. He was a member of the AICPA’s Accountants Legal Liability Committee and has conducted mediations for accountancy membership organizations. He is a national Director of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs (AAA-CPA) and past President of the Washington State chapter of the AAA-CPA. Jim is available to teach in-house ethics presentations for company CPE needs.

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Non-Member Price $189.00

Member Price $164.00