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New Client Ethical Challenges: The CPAs Guide

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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ACPEN Tax Institute |  Ethics
Steven C. Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD
Course Levels:
2 Hours



This course explores the multitude of issues that taking on a new client can bring with it, and then interprets them using three sets of ethical rules.  A group of “players” reveal real-life challenges faced by the CPA firm in bringing the new client into compliance, as well as proper financial and tax compliance issues.

Basic Course Information

Major Subjects
  • How the CPA can meet the challenges presented by a new client
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services
  • IRS Circular 230
  • Case study illustration of how to bring the new client into ethical, proper financial and tax compliance

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the ethical rules faced when taking on a new client
  • Identify the latest AICPA and IRS ethical guidelines to implement into your CPA practice

Course Materials


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Steven C. Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD is President of Federal Tax Workshops, Inc., East Lansing, Michigan, where for the past 36 years, his organization has prepared continuing professional education materials and presented seminars for accountants and attorneys throughout the United States. He is nationally known for his knowledge of the financial, accounting, and tax problems of the closely held business. He has published numerous articles on these topics. In addition, Steve is a Professor of Accounting at Michigan State University, East Lansing, where he teaches tax accounting and was nominated in 2004 for the "Educator of the Year Award." He obtained his PhD in accounting, law degree and an undergraduate accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs, Wisconsin Bar Association, The American Accounting Association, AICPA, American Tax Association, and Hawaii Association of Public Accountants.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation


Designed For CPAs in public practice and those seeking on update on client ethical compliance
Original Recording Date 04/2023
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Federal Tax Workshop
Date Added to Catalog 02/09/2023

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Instructional Delivery Method Live Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 13


Ian E - Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Excellent course and well presented. I appreciate the materials."

Jack G

"The presentation was good!"