Why Do Good People Do Bad Things? The CPA's Conundrum

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Course Description:

Explore the complexities of ethical decision-making in this engaging session, participants will delve into real-life case studies, stepping into the shoes of suspects to gain valuable insights into fraud prevention and detection.


1. Explain the key ethical challenges faced by CPAs in various professional contexts.
2. Identify common red flags and warning signs associated with fraudulent activities.
3. Interpret the legal and regulatory frameworks governing fraud prevention and detection.
4. Analyze real-life case scenarios to understand the motivations behind unethical behavior.
5. List effective strategies and tools for preventing and mitigating fraud within organizations.
6. Describe the role of ethical leadership in fostering a culture of integrity and compliance in accounting practices.

NASBA CE: 2.0 Hours Federal Tax Law
IRS:  2.0 Hours Federal Tax Law
CTEC CE: 2.0 Hours Federal Tax Law
ACAT CE: 2.0 Hours Federal Tax Law

NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None   
Advance Preparation: None   
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.


Kevin Cross


Kevin Cross CPA

Kevin Cross frequently lectures on fraud and the only forensic sleuth who showcases the “Whodunnit?” game that turns the audience into suspects and an actual crime is solved. He has had the opportunity to speak at conferences for numerous CPA societies, AICPA, NAEA, IRS, universities, prisons, and non-profits.

He has been showcased by CNN, 700 Club, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, the Miami Herald, NPR, the New York Times, and multiple radio and internet programs.

He has written 2 two book on finance and a children’s comic book on how to manage money called “The Adventures of Moolah Man”

He operates a three professional boutique style CPA practice in Woodstock, GA and enjoys weighing in on the psychology of a good fraud.

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NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.

The National Society of Accountants is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/.

NSA has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer the above courses to go towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the state of California. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.com.