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Accounting Ethics: Managing Mis- and Disinformation through Professional Skepticism

Decision making is one of the most important factors of your professional life, and it’s a process that starts with parsing the information you have—what you can trust, and what is disinformation. In this audio-only course, Brian Friedrich and Laura Friedrich explore risk areas where information and messages can be presented to deceive us, and how we can fool ourselves because of our own implicit biases. They discuss the importance of professional skepticism as a key element of meeting professional ethical principles, and how it fits into your obligations as CPAs within the Code of Professional Conduct. They cover important topics like: how to distinguish between correlation and causation; how to identify common ways that samples, stated accuracies, and unwarranted precision levels can be used to deceive us; common types of biases and how they might negatively affect our decision-making; ways to avoid making poor decisions based on misleading information; and more.

Note: This course was created by ProDio Learning. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

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