In-Person Seminar

Business Ethics — What Canadian CPAs Need to Know — In—Person Seminar

Sep 29, 2023

CPA Ontario - King, Toronto


SEP 29



8:30 AM - 5:00 PM




7.5 Hours


7.5 Hours


Registration open until

Sep 26, 2023


Before registering for this session, please note, it is going to be an in-person session and will be held at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario office at 130 King St. W. in Toronto. You MUST attend in person to participate, there will not be an option to join this session virtually.

This event includes 7.5 hours of Ethics CPD

This course provides CPAs with the tools to consider business ethics in specific situations. We examine the impact of ethical behavior on an organization’s bottom line and its stakeholders. We deal with tough ethical issues that board members, managers and auditors encounter in fulfilling their duties. We look at case studies which indicate results of ethical and unethical approaches to business decisions. We also examine the CPA Code of Professional Conduct and how it can guide difficult decision-making.

Members will gain an appreciation for and the confidence to practice principled decision-making in the face of ethically challenging situations. This should result in the member’s personal growth and career development and reduced risk of unethical behavior, which will result in improved overall performance for members’ organizations.


  • Gain an awareness of Canadian business ethics standards and expectations
  • Understand the fundamentals of the CPA Code of Conduct
  • Assess the impact of ethical and unethical behavior on an organization, its stakeholders and its employees
  • Identify and address unethical people and situations in the workplace (i.e. Clients, managers, co-workers, etc.)
  • Utilize a decision making framework to help resolve ethical problems
  • Apply knowledge through case studies to deconstruct ethical dilemmas, their causes, and possible courses of action
  • Identify techniques and safeguards to prevent unethical behavior in the workplace
  • Analyze and discuss success stories from around the world, and identify key ethical takeaways


  • Is there a ROI on ethics?
  • Key Principles of Business Ethics
  • Code of Professional Conduct for CPAs across Canada
  • Dealing with Unethical situations and people
  • Ethical decision making – case studies
  • Written Corporate Codes of Conduct
  • Written Conflict of Interest Policies
  • Preventing Unethical behavior in the workplace
  • How to implement ethical practices and get positive results
  • Learning from global and local success stories


All CPA members across Canada in the Corporate, NFP and Public Sector will benefit – including Board members, management, staff and audit positions in those organizations.


$419.00 Personal Passport

$449.00 Organization Passport

$599.00 Member

$599.00 Student

$719.00 Public

Status: Registration open until Sep 26, 2023


CPA Ontario - King, The Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1C9


Arun Mathur, FCPA/FCA, owner and lead instructor at UltimQuest Knowledge Inc., offers corporate training on improving governance, ethics, ESG, internal control, fraud prevention, KPI and related topics. Provides live and online training through CPA bodies across Canada and Bermuda. Partner, Gerald Duthie & Co. LLP, providing professional services to diverse clients. Served on the Board at HealthForce Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, and at Trillium Gift of Life Network. Served on the CMA Ontario's Review Committee prior to merger. More info at:


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