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Are You Qualified? The Ethics of Practice Development and Skill Enhancement

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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Partner Produced |  Ethics
Albert D. Spalding Jr.
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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For an accounting practice or career to thrive, it must grow and develop. But what about the "Catch-22" of practice development: expertise at anything new requires experience, and experience cannot be attained while you are a non-expert! Or can it? This workshop looks at some of the more popular pathways to practice development (e.g., cybersecurity, client advisory services and cannabis) and considers the drawbacks of reaching too far, too fast.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Consider various practice and career development opportunities in these turbulent times.
  • Review of some of the ethical standards that apply to non-traditional services performed by accountants.
  • Consider real-life cases that highlight the risks of over-reaching as accountants begin developing expertise in new areas.

Major Subjects
  • The Catch-22 of Practice Development and Skill Enhancement
  • The Ethics of Education and Experience Requirements
  • Examples of Skill-Expansion Resources
  • Practice- and Skill-Expansion Cases to Consider
  • Conclusion

Course Materials


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Associate Professor

Mike Illitch School of Business Administration, Wayne State University, Detroit

Albert “Bert” is an attorney-CPA and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designation from the AICPA.
Professor Spalding serves on the faculty of the Department of Accounting at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business…where he teaches business law, tax, forensic and fiduciary accounting -- as well as professional ethics -- in the MS in Accounting and MBA programs.
Bert Spalding has also served on the legal staff of the IRS National Office in Washington, D.C. where he drafted letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, revenue rulings and other pronouncements.
Dr. Spalding holds graduate degrees in accounting, law, psychology, philosophy and theology, and has authored several books and many journal articles on accounting, tax, legal and ethics-related topics. His popular SpaldingCPE seminars, webcasts and self-study courses on ethics and accounting topics are widely received around the State of Michigan as well as nationally.


Mon, Jul 22, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:50am EDT
Thu, Aug 08, 2024 - 01:00pm to 02:50pm EDT
Sat, Sep 28, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:50am EDT
Mon, Oct 21, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:50pm EDT
Fri, Nov 22, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:50am EST
Wed, Dec 11, 2024 - 03:00pm to 04:50pm EST
Thu, Jan 23, 2025 - 11:00am to 12:50pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

All professional accountants, and especially those accountants who are thinking about expanding the scope of their practice or their career skills.

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Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 71


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