Online Seminar

Business Ethics — What Canadian CPAs Need to Know

DEC 07 - Dec 08, 2023



DEC 07 - DEC 08



8:30 AM - 12:30 PM




7.5 Hours


7.5 Hours


Registration open until

Dec 04, 2023


This event includes 7.5 hours of Ethics CPD

This newly revised course has shifted online into two, half-day, live, instructor-led sessions. We recognize that online learning a vastly different experience from an in-person seminar and our instructors have adapted the interactive sessions to include regularly scheduled breaks and digital breakout rooms for group discussions. Our goal is to make your experience more convenient as we navigate the new reality of virtual learning.


  • December 7, 2023 @ 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • December 8, 2023 @ 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • 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.


    $335.00 Personal Passport

    $359.00 Organization Passport

    $479.00 Member

    $479.00 Student

    $575.00 Public

    Status: Registration open until Dec 04, 2023




    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:


    This course is a live webinar. You must attend the live course to receive verifiable CPD hours. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. To get the full experience of this interactive course, use a computer that has video and microphone capabilities.

    Electronic material can be accessed one week prior to the course at and should be downloaded in advance.

    Registration, cancellation, withdrawal and all other CPA Ontario PD Seminar policies can be found here.