Independence and Ethics

Topics covered:

  • Review key independence requirements in Code of Professional Conduct
  • Examples of common independence issues (Case Studies)
  • Assessing and documenting independence in assurance engagements
  • Assessing client integrity and ethics

11 May 2021, 12:00 PM

1.5 CPD hours

$75

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Course Description

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Course Walkthrough

  • Certificate: Independence and Ethics
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Marcus Guenther

Marcus Guenther a Vice-President of FocusROI Inc., a company that authors accounting and auditing publications and provides accounting and assurance training. Marcus is also a partner in FocusHGK LLP, which provides quality assurance, monitoring, EQCR and other consulting services.

Prior to joining FocusROI, Marcus was a Senior Manager at BDO Dunwoody LLP, where he was responsible for audit, tax and accounting engagements for clients ranging from municipal government, manufacturing and high-tech to distribution. He also spent several years working for a large multinational automotive parts manufacturer, Tesma Inc., as their Manager of Financial Reporting.

Relevant experience:

Marcus an accomplished trainer in accounting and auditing, author and consultant. In particular he:

  • assists many accounting firms in monitoring their quality control systems,
  • authors and presents training courses on accounting and auditing topics, and
  • assists with interpreting and applying professional standards on complex accounting and auditing issues.

Marcus is an accomplished author, trainer and consultant on accounting and assurance matters.

Training:

Marcus has prepared and presented many accounting and assurance courses for CPA Canada, CPA Ontario, commercial training firms and individual firms over the years.

Authoring:

He is the co-author of the CPA Canada Professional Engagement Manual (CPEM), the Professional Engagement Guide (PEG) and the Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) and has authored other technical publications, such as the Guidance for Auditors - First-Time Reporting on Financial Statements— adopting accounting standards for Private enterprises.

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