Business Ethics, CPA Mindset, & Ethical Dilemmas: The Thick Grey Line

Saturday, October 5, 2019


Registration & Buffet Breakfast: 7:30am to 8:30am
Speaker: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Break: 10:20am to 10:35am

Elements Casino Surrey
The Dragon Lounge
17755 60 Ave
Surrey BC  V3S 1V3

CPD Hours: 4 Hours
(Fulfills CPA Ethics Requirement)

Cost: $100 plus GST


Course materials will be emailed to all participants ahead of the seminar. 

No hard copies will be provided.

First Session: Business Ethics and the CPA Mindset


The course will develop your ethical mindset, explain the breadth of business ethics today, help you understand where ethical risks may lie, and provide you with ideas and tools to integrate business ethics into your daily work and professional responsibilities. 

Who Should Attend:

Any CPA who is interested in encouraging an ethics-based culture in their organization.


Topics covered will include:

  • Essential blocks of business ethics for a CPA, building upon the ethical principles of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Scope of business ethics today
  • Integrating business ethics into your workplace
  • Case studies to apply ethical principles




2 hours


Second Session: Ethical Dilemmas: The Thick Grey Line


This course provides participants with opportunities to evaluate ethical scenarios in a variety of contexts that are realistic and representative of the CPA demographic (including industry, not-for-profit, public sector and public practice).

Participants will increase their competence and confidence in interpreting and applying the CPA Code of Professional Conduct to real-life workplace challenges.

Who Should Attend:

This course will appeal to members who enjoy an actively engaging CPD setting using small group discussions and interactive polling to analyze real-life ethical scenarios.

The two-hour format will also appeal to members who choose to fulfill their ethics CPD requirement in smaller segments.


The course begins with a brief refresher of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, followed by team-based evaluations of ethical scenarios and potential actions to determine where the line of acceptable behaviour is crossed. Small group discussions will be followed by larger group debriefs.


Reasonable familiarity with the CPA Code of Professional Conduct (or a legacy Code) is expected; participants will benefit from having gone through a prior CPA ethics course, but it is certainly not mandatory.

Content is applicable to all professional roles and all levels of previous experience. 


2 hours


Seminar Leader:

LAURA FRIEDRICH, MSc, FCPA, FCGA is a principal of Friedrich & Friedrich Corporation, a professional research, standards, and education consultancy firm. The firm has over 15 years experience conducting projects throughout North and South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Major projects focus on organizational structure, program construction, and evaluating, designing and advising on best practices in competency-based education and experience assessments. Laura has led more than 150 professional development sessions in a wide range of topic areas including governance, leadership, ethics, project management, curriculum and exam development, and IFRS and ISAs.

Toiletries collection for Night Shift Ministry

CPABC SLND Chapter is collecting travel size toiletries to be donated to the Night Shift Ministry for distribution during the holidays. If you travel and don’t use the hotel provided toiletries, we encourage you to collect them and bring them to our next event.

Here are some examples of items that can be donated: toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, travel size tissues, gloves, socks, toques, etc.. 

These toiletries will be collected from now until December and will be donated to Night Shift Ministry in January. Please bring them along to your next chapter event and put them in the box at the registration table. If you have any question, please feel free to email the chapter.


Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact CPABC Surrey/Langley/North Delta Chapter at¬†[email protected] for more information.