Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)


Accountants are often faced with situations that challenge their ethical principles and standards. Failure to respond to these situations appropriately can lead to severe consequences, such as legal and reputational damage. Hence, accountants must be equipped with the necessary skills and strategies to identify and respond to ethical dilemmas effectively.

Join esteemed corporate counsel Judy L. Woods (Krieg DeVault LLP) and accomplished compliance practitioner Marc Y. Tassé, MBA, FCPA, FCA, CFF (Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa) as they provide a comprehensive guide to responding to ethical dilemmas in accounting. Speakers will also discuss ethical decision-making frameworks and offer effective strategies for addressing issues.

Key topics include:

  • Accounting Ethics: An Overview
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Strategies for Responding to Ethical Dilemmas
  • Professional Standards and Regulations
  • Applying Ethics in Practice: Case Studies

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of ethics and compliance, including their differences and significance in organizational settings.
  • Gain insights into the importance of establishing a strong “tone at the top” and its influence on promoting ethical behavior throughout an organization.
  • Explore practical strategies for ethical decision-making, including addressing biases and managing anxiety.


Course Level: 



Advance Preparation: 

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation: 

Group-Internet Based





NASBA Field of Study: 

Regulatory Ethics – Technical


Course Code: 



Total Credits: 

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

This course does not fulfill any of the requirements for Ethics CPE in Texas

Speaker Panel:

Judy L. Woods, Of Counsel
Krieg DeVault LLP

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 Claims 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.

Marc Y. Tassé, MBA, FCPA, FCA, CFF, Strategic Advisor on Governance, Ethics and Financial Crime
Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

Mr. Tassé is an investigative and forensic accountant who has experience investigating and advising companies on alleged corruption, fraud, financial misconduct, and breach of fiduciary duty. As an Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance expert, he provides services as Independent Corporate Monitor and Independent Corporate Auditor.

An award-winning lecturer in the MBA program at the Telfer School of Management and in the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, his current research focuses on the actual and potential effects of allegations of corruption and improper financial reporting on publicly traded companies’ market capitalization.



Judy L. Woods, Of Counsel

Krieg DeVault LLP

  • Introduction to ethics and compliance
  • How ethics and compliance differ and why both are important
  • Thoughts on tone at the top
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Practical considerations



Marc Y. Tassé, MBA, FCPA, FCA, CFFStrategic Advisor on Governance, Ethics and Financial Crime

Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

  1. Ethical Biases
  2. Difference between Ethic and Compliance
  3. Anxiety and the negative effects on Ethical Dilemmas decision-making

Date & Time:

Thursday, June 15, 2023

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

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Who Should Attend:

  • Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Accounting Managers and Officers
  • Project Accountants
  • Staff Accountants
  • Cost Accountants
  • Tax Accountants
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Ethics Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Controllers
  • General Counsel


Judy L. WoodsOf Counsel
Krieg DeVault LLP
Marc Y. Tassé, MBA, FCPA, FCA, CFFStrategic Advisor on Governance, Ethics and Financial Crime
Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa



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