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 Ethics Seminar

Chapter Event
11/13/2013 1:00 PM
11/13/2013 5:00 PM
PPL Walbert Learning Center | Pennsylvania
Event Title:                Ethics Update for CPA’s in Business and Industry
Instructor:                 Dr. Ray Thompson, CMA, CFM, CBA
Date:                           Wednesday November 13, 2013, 1:00 pm
Schedule:                  Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
                                    Start: 1:00 pm
                                    10 Minute Break
                                    Adjourn:  5:00 pm
Location:                    PPL Walbert Learning Center
                                     PPL Walbert Learning Center
                                     Classroom 3
                                     1639 Church Rd.
                                     Allentown, PA 18104-9342
                                     (484)661-4200 (Walbert Learning Center)
Price:                          $125 Members/$150 Non-Members
CPE Credit:               4.0 - Ethics
Event Contact:          Marianne Marks
Course Summary:
Receive a fast-paced overview of ethical standards promulgated by the AICPA, state society, and state board authorities as they apply to CPAs working in industry.
  • Use case studies and group discussion to examine the connections between ethical principles, formal rules, and the profession's public responsibility. 
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities CPAs have when preparing financial statements. 
  • Become aware of AICPA's ethical guidelines for resolving issues affecting industry CPAs.
  • Discuss evolving issues and recent revisions to the Ethics Code.
Speaker Bio for Raymond Thompson
Dr. Ray Thompson, CMA, CFM, CBA
Dr. Ray Thompson is Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as department head at the UPJ campus for over 25 years. He was also Associate Director of UPJ’s Entrepreneurial Development Assistance Project, where he was involved in financial consulting and assisting in preparing loan proposals for small business start-ups.
He has taught in graduate and undergraduate business programs in Europe, Africa and the US. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Economics and Systems Dynamics from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, his M.B.A. in Accounting from Xavier University of Ohio, and his Doctor of Business Administration from Nova University. Ray is also certified in Financial Management and is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Business Appraiser. He recently became certified in International Financial Reporting Standards though the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Ray is a professional educator and writer. He authors and conducts professional development seminars for Fortune 500 and international corporations, multinational financial institutions, State CPA Societies, and CPA firms throughout the US. In addition to these live seminars, he also produces both recorded and written courses for self-study. He also provides business valuation services and consults with accounting firms and sole practitioners on a range of accounting issues in the area of valuation. Ray was part of the George & Ray team which offered Accounting & Auditing courses for over 20 years.
Ray is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Business Appraisers. He is also a faculty associate member of AICPA and PICPA, and is a member of the Financial Reporting Faculty of ICAEW. He lives in Bedford County, PA, and can be reached at (814) 839-0143 by phone or at


Please email your registration – Name, preferred address, e-mail address, and IIA membership number, if applicable to
Deadline for registration is:  October 25, 2013
Make your check payable to Lehigh Valley – IIA
Payment is due upon registration.  Mail your check to:
John D Rossi, III
JR3 Virtuoso Solutions Inc.
P.O. Box 90025
Allentown, PA 18109-0025