Ethics in Action

Protect and Defend

“The integrity of business depends on the integrity of its accounts.”

– John L. Daly


In the 1976 movie, Network, a news anchor played by Peter Finch is so upset with world events that he delivers a TV speech with the famous line, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” These days when we learn of foolish business decisions leading to a crisis, many of us in the accounting profession feel the same way.

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Best ethics class in my experience.  Thanks!

– Coralville, IA

Topics Discussed

Look at a recent history of corporate misdeeds:

  • The problem of “short-termism” and the need for “patient capital”
  • The problem of over-reliance on government solutions

How to restore trust in business – three lines of defense:

  • Financial Managers inside organizations act as an “early warning system” to assure the company aligns its business model and risk tolerances.
  • Internal Auditors determine if their organization’s risk capacity exceeds its risk appetite.
  • External Auditors become more proactive in understanding their client’s business models and helping to shape professional standards.

Stewardship’s attributes and what accounting professionals can do to create corporations that are more responsible to ALL their stakeholders.

Cases and Group Discussion

This seminar will include class discussion of real world ethics cases.

Additional Information

Target Audience: Corporate financial managers, internal and external auditors.

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

CPE Credit: 4 hours group live

Area of Study: Ethics

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Authors: Dan Chenoweth

Acronym: EIA

Scheduling: Schedule with Better Performance Plans or  Shorten Month-End  to make a full day program.