CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR FRAUD FIGHTING PROFESSIONALS
OUR JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2019 LECTURE IS ‘ETHICS 2019’ FOR 2 CPE CREDITS!
CHAPTER OFFICERS FOR THE CHAPTER YEAR 2018
Charles W. Lawver, CFE – President & Webmaster
Rumbi Bwerinofa – CFE – Vice – President
Marlyn Jones – CPA – Secretary – Treasurer
Jerry Hall – CFE – Training & Special Events Coordinator
January-February 2019 Message from Charles Lawver, 2019 Richmond Chapter President
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This month’s lecture for Chapter Members
This month’s lecture is ETHICS 2019 for two CPE credits.
Our Chapter’s lecture on ethics for fraud examiners and forensic accountants for 2019 provides a timeline and summary of some of the most notorious corporate ethics, governance and scandals/failures of the last two decades, as well as some general analysis of the governance changes and trends these scandals provoked. We conclude with a detailed discussion and analysis of the Bernard Madoff fraud, a textbook case of public and private ethical failure and general corruption.
Throughout the period covered, the pattern of ethically driven change has remained the same; identified scandal followed by regulatory reaction. In the modern age ethics has been increasingly understood to do with our regard for other people, demonstrated through love, sympathy, beneficence, and the like. We are social animals who live in society with other people. We naturally develop strong emotional attachments to other people which we often show through acts of love and self-sacrifice. Through our interactions we become sympathetic to their emotions and feelings. We reproduce in ourselves the pleasures, pains, and satisfactions that we recognize are being felt by others based upon our own experiences of pleasure, pain, and satisfaction. Ethics represents our sympathetic identification with others and is often manifested in acts of beneficence, friendship and upright business conduct. Enjoy!
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