Unformatted text preview: ensure they are performing their responsibilities with technical competence and the highest ethical standards by adhering to a strict code of conduct. They must conform to most, but not all, of the rules of conduct in all types of engagements or is subject to disciplinary actions. Even though each state board of accountancy has specific rules of conduct and licensing requirements, many states have adopted the CPC to govern the practice of public accounting and licensing within their state. A CPA found guilty of violating the rules could lose the license to practice, as well as being barred from AICPA membership. Both the AICPA and the state societies of CPAs also participate in the Joint Ethics Enforcement Program. Certain things done wrong by an accountant could end them up in court looking at jail time or fines....
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