Ethical Philosophies + Behavior Accounting Ethics


We like to think that, when we look in the mirror, we see ethical professionals who treat each client with total objectivity and integrity.  Unfortunately, psychology suggests otherwise. Rather than employing objectivity, we tend to  unconsciously bias our decisions in favor of clients for whom we feel  the “warm fuzzies”.Shocked?  Surprised?

This courses focuses on ethical philosophies with emphasis on ethical thinking and analysis, including references to existing research  associated with ethical processing and its impact on human behavior.(LIVE VIDEOCONFERENCE & FREE for MEMBERS)


• Understand and integrate the various ethical philosophies into ethical issue identification in professional activities; and
• Integrate several concepts/influences -  geographical & generational impact, human nature, and corporate governance- into how the various ethical philosophies frame our internal as well as external group attitudes toward ethics




  • Provide instruction  in ethical standards and issues associated with the practice of accounting, including:
  • Applying ethical judgment when interpreting the various standards and rules applicable to the practice of public accountancy
  • Placing primary importance in ethical decision-making on public rather than self-interest.
  • Developing deep understanding of the various applicable Rules of Professional Conduct beyond  pure technical familiarity, when applied to: attest services, internal accounting and auditing, government or education service.



Familiarity with tax, financial accounting, auditing and managerial accounting.







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Standard Fee: $25.00

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August 16, 2022 9:00am


August 16, 2022 10:00am

Check-in starts at 8:45am


Mark, Richard S. Dr.

Richard S. Mark was formerly an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington teaching in the areas of ethics, tax and financial accounting. He has dual undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Pre-Medicine from the University of Colorado, a Juris Doctorate from University of Colorado, and a Master of Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Denver. He is a CPA in the Unitezd States and a Chartered Accountant in the British Commonwealth as well as being licensed to practice law in Texas and Colorado.
Prior to joining the UTA faculty, Professor Mark was a sole-practitioner and later an associate at various Dallas law firms. He subsequently became a Director of Tax for Atlantic Richfield Company and later a tax manager at Arthur Young & Co (now EY). He has also previously served on the board of directors of a number of private energy firms.
Over more than 4 decades, Professor Mark has conducted numerous professional development seminars in ethics, tax and accounting for most of the Western, Southwestern and Southern state societies of CPAs as well as public and private companies such as Southwestern Airlines, Alcon, Deloitte and KPMG.

Designed For:

All accounting and business professionals


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