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Today’s Corporate Ethical Culture

Understanding The Concepts Behind Ethics CPE = 2

The topic of ethics has seemed to permeate every aspect of today's business operations, including occupying a significant spot in today's business 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?

We often get caught between our independent ethical duty, the legal or compliance viewpoint of an issue and managements concerns surrounding attention and reputation.

This course delves into understanding the concepts behind ethics and utilize that understanding to evaluate scenario issues that may impact your workplace. We take a practical look at the variables involved in creating and maintaining an ethical culture and identifying how internal audit can impact those variables. We also evaluate the evolving role of technology and ethics and how social media has impacted the view of ethical behavior.

  • Lessons learned from ethical issues and dissecting the true meaning of Ethics.
  • Ethics 101 – Understanding the psychology behind ethics
  • Risk factors for identifying ethical dilemmas
  • Examination of scenario incidents and the impact on governance process.
  • How Corporate Governance issues impact Ethical concepts and the Internal Auditors Role.


Learning Objectives
  • Explore lessons learned from ethical issues of the past.
  • Identify the true meaning of ethics.
  • Explore the psychology behind ethics including:
  • Risk factors for identifying ethical dilemmas.
  • Examination of scenario incidents and the impact on governance process.
  • Explore how corporate governance issues impact ethical concepts


Field: Behavioral Ethics
Delivery Method: Self-Study
CPE Hours: 2.0


Your Instructor


Lynn Fountain
Lynn Fountain

Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive
Business Consultant, Trainer, Author

Ms. Fountain has over 40 years of experience in the business profession, which includes public and industry accounting and over 20 years within internal and external auditing combined. She is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker and also a published author. She is a subject matter expert and specializes in Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud, Governance and Compliance. Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. She currently performs consulting for companies on internal audit, risk management, internal controls, SSAE 18, financial reporting and accounting along with performing training. She has also been instrumental in the establishment of ERM, Sarbanes-Oxley and Governance frameworks.

Ms. Fountain has authored a publication for the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) titled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”. The publication will be released April 20, 2015. In addition, she is authoring a publication for Auerbach on “The Realities of performing the Chief Audit Executive Role”. The publication will be released in the Fall 2015. In addition, she has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and 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 active, current CPA, CGMA, and CRMA credentials.


https://www.lynnfountain.net/


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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