Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)


Like most professionals, CPAs are expected to comply with robust ethical standards and use their expertise for the public good. In today’s global business landscape, accountants continue to face even greater challenges in demonstrating corporate leadership and maintaining the profession’s reputation.

In this LIVE Webcast, professional standards experts Emily Cummins (The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.) and Judy Woods (Krieg DeVault) will help accountants better understand and apply the ethical requirements set forth in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct. Speakers will also share cases, disciplinary actions, and practical illustrations for an in-depth discussion of how to navigate the ethical dilemmas facing accountants and how to frame high-stakes personal decision-making.

Key issues include:

  • Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
  • Ethical Dilemmas and Challenges
  • Mitigating Red Flags
  • Recent Notable Enforcement Actions
  • Structuring an Effective Ethical Program in the Workplace
  • Best Compliance Strategies

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the implications of the pandemic on CPA ethics
  • Identify key points of CPA ethics and compliance


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CPE)





Course Code:



NASBA Field of Study:

Regulatory Ethics – Technical


Total Credits:

1.5 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)

Speaker Panel:

Emily Cummins, Director of Risk Management
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.

Emily Cummins (MBA, CPA, CIA, CPCU, CISSP) is the Director of Risk Management for The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., a global ministry that provides media evangelism and humanitarian aid. Prior to joining CBN, she served as a specialist in the underwriting division at Church Mutual Insurance Company, a risk and insurance services provider to religious institutions and other compatible markets. Previously, Emily worked for a public accounting firm, a bank, and another nonprofit organization. Emily has degrees from Wake Forest University, George Washington University, and George Mason University.

Judy Woods, Of Counsel
Krieg DeVault

Judy L. Woods is a member of Krieg DeVault, LLP’s Litigation Group and serves on the firm’s Professional Standards Committee. She focuses on complex commercial and “bet the company” litigation, including antitrust, class actions, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, international contracts, finance and business disputes, False Claim Act, fraud, RICO, and other business disputes. Prior to her entry into private law practice, Ms. Woods was employed as a strategic planning officer for a large national bank where she worked on bank mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic planning for all bank departments. Ms. Woods also worked for a private accounting firm, supervising fraud and abuse and compliance audit teams, particularly for organizations with Department of Labor contracts.


Emily CumminsDirector of Risk Management

The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.

  • Effects of the coronavirus pandemic on CPA ethics
  • Ethical red flags and exercising your professional judgment
  • Professional liability for decision-making
  • No insurance for fraudulent or intentional misconduct

Judy WoodsOf Counsel

Krieg DeVault

  • Introduction to ethics and compliance
  • How ethics and compliance differ
  • Why both ethics and compliance are important
  • Practical applications

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 15, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Accounting Managers and Officers
  • Business Analysts
  • General Accountants
  • CPAs
  • Accounting Supervisors
  • Project Accountants
  • Staff Accountants
  • Cost Accountants
  • Tax Accountants
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Emily CumminsDirector of Risk Management
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Judy WoodsOf Counsel
Krieg DeVault



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