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Devious Ethics: Dealing with Snakes in Suits

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics |  Industry
John L. Daly
Course Levels:
2 Hours




Good people believe everyone else is just like them. They cannot imagine someone could con them or their company and have no guilt or remorse about what they have done. Lack of guilt and empathy are key traits of a psychopath. Most of us envision psychopaths to be cold-blooded serial killers who are locked away in prison. However, experts estimate that 4% of corporate executives are psychopaths who may initially appear to be more normal than the rest of us. Psychopaths may present a convincing picture of virtue while helping themselves to money, status and sex while leaving a path of shattered expectations, empty wallets, and broken hearts in their wake. Learn how to recognize and deal with others who have no conscience. 

The Accountancy Board of Ohio has approved this course for 2 hours of credit towards the required Professional Standards to renew your CPA license. It does NOT qualify for new licensees.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Identify individuals who may be planning to con you or your company and know how to cope with the situation within the guidelines of the accounting profession's standards for resolving ethical conflict

Major Subjects

*Discuss psychopathy's symptoms

*Review accounting professional ethics standards for dealing with a boss, co-worker or client who is breaking the rules

*Look at precautions you should take when considering a new boss or employee

*Help identify someone who might con you or your company

Course Materials


John L. Daly's Profile

John L. Daly Related seminars and products: 12


John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM, is a Chelsea, Michigan-based management consultant specializing in costing, pricing strategy and pricing model development.  He has taught continuing professional education courses since 1995 and began doing ethics seminars two weeks before the Enron scandal.  John has been CFO for a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier and a large restaurant chain and COO for a window treatments manufacturer and retailer.  He is the author of "Pricing for Profitability", published by Wiley and Sons.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All financial professionals
Original Recording Date 10/14/2016
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Date Added to Catalog 07/28/2016

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 239


Anne T - troy, Michigan

"Very informative and kept my attention. Nicely presented!!!"

Kathleen C

"Really appreciated the section about how to get help when facing a dilemma. Did not know that the state society is a resource."

Michael R


Terrie R

"I liked his personal stories related to the topic"

Jayne B

"Interesting course. "

Stanley L


Susan G

"Very interesting and practical knowledge"

Craig H - Bangor, Maine

"Once again John does a great job to be informative, provide real life examples to understand and down to layman's level of explanation and good supportive exhibits. Thanks, John"

Ivan M - El Paso, Texas

"presentation well done and interesting. Parts regarding actions and response and considerations of actions was excellent."

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