The topic of ethics has seemed to permeate every aspect of today's business operations including occupying a significant spot in today's business and professional curriculum. Yet, with all the discussion and awareness on the topic, why is it that significant ethical dilemmas and incidents continue to impact our daily lives?
This series of courses goes beyond the typical ethical course topics. We often get caught between our independent ethical duty, the legal or compliance viewpoint of an issue and managements concerns surrounding attention and reputation. In this series, we delve into understanding the concepts behind ethics and utilize that understanding to evaluate scenario issues that may impact your workplace. We take a practical look at the variables involved in creating and maintaining an ethical culture and identify how internal audit can impact those variables.
• Lessons learned from ethical issues and dissecting the true meaning of Ethics.
• Ethics 101 – Understanding the psychology behind ethics
• Risk factors for identifying ethical dilemmas
• Examination of scenario incidents and the impact on governance process.
• How Corporate Governance issues impact Ethical concepts and the Internal Auditors Role.
REVIEW QUESTIONS: Corporate Ethics
FINAL EXAM: Corporate Ethics
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Ms. Fountain has over 30 years of experience in the business profession, which includes public and industry accounting and over 20 years within internal and external auditing combined. She is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker and also a published author. She is a subject matter expert and specializes in Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud, Governance and Compliance. Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. She currently performs consulting for companies on internal audit, risk management, internal controls, financial reporting and accounting along with performing training. She has also been instrumental in the establishment of ERM, Sarbanes-Oxley and Governance frameworks
Ms. Fountain has developed and delivered leading edge training sessions on COSO, Internal Audit, ERM, Accounting, Leadership, Governance, Compliance and Ethics. She has numerous recorded webinars on Illumeo dot com.
Ms. Fountain has authored a publication for the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) titled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”. The publication will be released April 20, 2015. In addition, she is authoring a publication for Auerbach on “The Realities of performing the Chief Audit Executive Role”. The publication will be released in the Fall 2015. In addition, she has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and the School of Business at the University of Kansas.
Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate.