Alabama Ethics

September 23, 2021 / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

Join DHG as we host Steven M. Platau, J.D., CPA for a two-hour CPE session on Alabama Ethics, recognizing the need to meet this new Alabama requirement.

Topics Covered:

Ethical Framework

  • History of Professional Ethics
  • Current Status of Professional Responsibility/Discipline

Independence & Objectivity Update

  • Complexity of Independence Issues
  • Confidential Information
  • Conflicts

Issues for CPAs in Industry, Government & Education

  • Government Guidance
  • Indemnification
  • Professional Responsibility & Discipline

Recent Ethics Updates

  • Nonattest Services
  • Hosting
  • Staff Augmentation
  • Records Requests
  • Evaluating Threats & Safeguards

Steve Platau is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business where he has served on the faculty since 1984 including two appointments as department chair spanning more than a decade. His teaching has been focused on tax, auditing, and financial accounting along with the legal & ethical aspects of financial transactions.

He has been on the faculty of the National Judicial College teaching judges nationally since 1996. His teaching has been honored with multiple awards including Outstanding Discussion Leader and Outstanding Educator Awards from the Florida Institute of CPAs. He has presented nearly 2,000 continuing education programs in 48 states and Puerto Rico.

CPE Information

Recommended CPE Credit

Two hour of CPE (pending approval).

Delivery Format

Group Internet Based (each attendee must be logged in and answer the poll questions in order to receive CPE credit).

Who Should Attend

CPAs and individuals in the accounting and finance professions.

Prerequisites / Advance Preparation


Course Level


Program Content

High level discussion of the ethical framework and history, update on independence & objectivity, issues for CPAs in industry, government and education, as well as recent ethical updates.


This event is complimentary. Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued. If you have any questions regarding administrative policies such as registration or cancellation, please contact


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