Skip to main content
Live Webcast Replay

Ethics in Today’s World and Practical Application Tips

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

Average Rating:
Partner Produced |  Industry |  Ethics
Lynn Fountain, CGMA, CRMA, MBA
Course Levels:
2 Hour
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

Please Note: Programs with a ☾ insignia begin after 5pm or air on the weekend.


The topic of ethics has seemed to permeate every aspect of today’s business including occupying a significant spot in today’s business, educational and professional curriculum. Yet with all the discussion and awareness on the topic, why is it that significant ethical dilemmas and incidents continue to impact our daily lives?

The concept of ethics is based in moral philosophy. In part, that is why it is such a difficult issue to “manage”. We often get caught between our independent moral ethical duty, the legal or compliance viewpoint of an issue and management concerns around reputation and ramifications.

This course is dedicated to examining a time-line of historical ethical issues that have plagued the business world, evaluating the moral and perceived concepts around ethics, and taking a practical look at how moral and ethical concepts impact the creation of an ethical culture.


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Explore a time-line of business ethical issues
  • Define the perceived and real definition of ethics
  • Practice scenario incidents and questions to “test your response” to an ethical situation
  • Evaluate risk factors for identifying ethical dilemmas

Major Subjects
  • Explore a time-line of business ethical issues and understand the "why's around their occurrence"
  • Evaluate ethical theories
  • Explore risk factors for identifying ethical situations
  • Practical tips for profiling and dealing with ethical culture
  • Practice you knowledge with real-life ethical scenarios

Course Materials


Lynn Fountain, CGMA, CRMA, MBA Related Seminars and Products

Lynn Fountain has over 37 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 22 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. 

Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. In 2011, as the Chief Audit Executive for an international construction/ engineering firm, she was involved in the active investigation of a joint venture fraud.  The investigation included work with the FBI and ultimately led to indictment of the perpetrators and recovery of $13M.  Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own training and consulting business and is a regular trainer for the AICPA.

Ms. Fountain is the author of three separate technical books.  “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations” was published by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation. “Leading The Internal Audit Function” and “Ethics and The Internal Auditor Political Dilemma” were published by Taylor & Francis In addition,

Ms. Fountain has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and developed the first internal audit curriculum for the School of Business at the University of Kansas.  Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate (non-active).


Tue, Aug 20, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:47am EDT
Tue, Sep 24, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm EDT
Wed, Oct 23, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:47pm EDT
Wed, Nov 20, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:47am EST
Wed, Dec 11, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm EST
Sat, Dec 28, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:47pm EST
Wed, Jan 22, 2025 - 09:00am to 10:47am EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For

CPAs in public practice and anyone in business, industry or government


Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Original Recording Date


Date Added to Catalog 04/22/2021

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy 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 Live 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: 182


Rana E

"Lynn was very pleasant to listen to and I enjoyed her presentation. Great examples. Thank you!"

A. Adonu I - Kalamazoo, Michigan

"Very helpful"

Michael W

"Lots of ethical scenarios shared - kept me awake! "

Tammy G

"Great information"

Sathiabhama C

"Love her take on age discrimination. I am facing it now!!!"

Suzanne T - Sarasota, Florida

"Lynn used good examples to illustrate her points. Timely and real life situations."

Cynthia S - East Lansing

"Awesome Webinar!"

Preston M

"Lynn was very knowledgeable and engaging "

Michael S

"Excellent material. I would have loved being part of the live presentation for participation in the live surveys/polls"

Gary P