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Whistleblower Practice: What Accountants Need to Know


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Cost $20.00
Presentation Length 2.0 hours

Recorded DateJanuary 24, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaEthics (Regulatory)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The Whistleblower laws and overall situation in the United States have changed recently and are changing every year. Accountants have a lot to gain from knowing the laws, challenges, and opportunities created for individuals, companies, nonprofits, and educational institutions regarding whistleblowers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how the Whistleblower laws are changing (there are over 50 federal whistleblower laws)

  • Identify the huge multi-million-dollar payments now going to whistleblowers and their attorneys for successful whistleblower activity

  • Summarize the global movement with the European Union and many other countries beginning to work with US authorities to expand whistleblower claims internationally

  • Outline the ethics rules for accountants regarding whistleblower laws

  • Recognize the business opportunities for CPA’s and finance frofessionals in the field of whistleblowing

  • Define ways to Improve the information employees are willing to give their boss and other leaders of companies and organizations who might be breaking the law or acting unethically

  • List how to assist your clients or your own organization set up “employee speak up programs” that protect whistleblowers from retaliation and provide the information organizational leaders need to know about improper activity within their organization before it is too late

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Herb Rubenstein is the President of Herb Rubenstein Consulting. He is the co-author of Breakthrough, Inc.: High Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurial Organizations (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 1999) and Leadership Development for Educators (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009), and the author of Leadership for Lawyers, 2ed. (American Bar Association, 2008), plus over 100 articles on business strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership, and improving how organizations function and deliver value. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Planning at George Washington University and has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurism at George Mason University and Colorado State University. He has his law degree from Georgetown University, his Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, a graduate degree in sociology from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England, and a Phi Beta Kappa/Omicron Delta Kappa graduate from Washington and Lee University in 1974.

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Herb Rubenstein Consulting (HRC) is a network of consultants specializing in business, marketing, strategic planning, finance, organizational development, and sustainability. With offices located at the World Trade Center in Denver, Colorado, and throughout Colorado, HRC works as a partner with business and governmental clients in long-term, high-value, consulting relationships. In this rapidly changing world, organizations engage HRC to enhance their profitability, promote program and organizational effectiveness, improve employee performance, increase sales, and achieve measurable improvements in key performance areas.