Canadian Ethics & Independence Update

Canadian Ethics & Independence Update
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
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1 hr CPE/CPD in Regulatory Ethics

Program Level: Update 

Canadian Ethics & Independence         

Auditors and accountants are continually being held to a higher standard of care by regulators and the public.  Given our attestation role, our independence and objectivity are paramount, but it’s also the first thing to be called into question after an audit failure. The recent focus on audit quality and the new proposed Quality Management Standard have led to a renewed focus on auditor independence standards and ethics.

This course will examine the importance of ethics and review key independence standards in the CPA Code of Conduct, through a combination of theory and case studies.  As time permits, we will also examine some examples of standards enforcement by Provincial CPA bodies. 

Speaker Bio
Marcus Guenther, CPA, CA, MBA
Vice President
Marcus Guenther a Vice-President of FocusROI Inc., a company that authors accounting and auditing publications and provides accounting and assurance training.  Marcus is also a  partner in FocusHGK LLP, which provides quality assurance, monitoring, EQCR and other consulting services.    

Prior to joining FocusROI, Marcus was a Senior Manager at BDO Dunwoody LLP, where he was responsible for audit, tax and accounting engagements for clients ranging from municipal government, manufacturing and high-tech to distribution. He also spent several years working for a large multinational automotive parts manufacturer, Tesma Inc., as their Manager of Financial Reporting. 

Relevant experience:
Marcus an accomplished trainer in accounting and auditing, author and consultant. In particular he:
• assists many accounting firms in monitoring their quality control systems, 
• authors and presents training courses on accounting and auditing topics, and
• assists with interpreting and applying professional standards on complex accounting and auditing issues.  

Marcus is an accomplished author, trainer and consultant on accounting and assurance matters. 

Marcus has prepared and presented many accounting and assurance courses for CPA Canada, CPA Ontario, commercial training firms and individual firms over the years.  

He is the co-author of the CPA Canada Professional Engagement Manual (CPEM), the Professional Engagement Guide (PEG) and the Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) and has authored other technical publications, such as the Guidance for Auditors - First-Time Reporting on Financial Statements— adopting accounting standards for Private enterprises.   
1/18/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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