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Governmental and AICPA Ethics Update


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Live Virtual Seminar

4.00 Credits

Member Price $205.00

Price will increase by $50 on 4/30

Non-Member Price $265.00

Price will increase by $50 on 4/30


This seminar unpacks the latest interpretations from the Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) of the AICPA. Discover the nuances of recent updates, including revised stances on CPE cheating and fee dependency, along with fresh insights into aiding implementation efforts. Explore the ethics requirements set forth by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). As the authority behind ethics guidelines for entities under the Yellow Book, the GAO’s standards are a must-know. Navigate through these distinct rules, shedding light on the ethics landscape for organizations governed by Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).


  • Comparison of ethics requirements of the various standard-setters for governmental entities.
  • How to apply the ethics requirements for those serving governmental entities.
  • Discussion on how to leverage the professional guidance and your internal compass in determining steps to take in a given situation.

Designed For

CPAs and finance staff working with or in governmental entities.


People who work in a governmental environment have many rules of ethics that they follow such as the Code of Professional Conduct issued by the AICPA and the Government Accountability Office's Yellow Book. This course will review some of the key elements of ethics related to governmental entities and auditors.


  • Login information and eMaterials will be distributed to attendees via email 3-5 days prior to the seminar and posted in the My Upcoming CPE section of the ISCPA website.


Leader Bios

Melisa Galasso, Galasso Learning Solutions LLC

Melisa Galasso is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. With nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including nonprofit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts. Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers. Within the industry, Melisa serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council, and the VSCPA’s Board of Directors. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC) and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. Melisa also authors the AICPA’s State and Local Government Guide and serves as a SME for the Center for Plain English Accounting.

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Non-Member Price $265.00

Member Price $205.00