Maintaining an ethical and legally compliant culture is essential to an organization’s long-term success. Unethical and unlawful behavior can occur in any organization, but how quickly the organization responds can dictate whether the ethical culture is strengthened or whether the reputation and health of the organization are put at risk.
Resolving ethical issues requires advanced decision-making skills and keen moral sensibilities. Managers have a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to ethics and compliance complaints in the workplace. However, they are often not equipped with the right training or tools to handle the difficult situations. To help effectively address and resolve ethical issues that arise in the workplace, this course introduces concepts for: ethical awareness, assessment, decision-making, and action.
Review Questions: Framework for Ethical Decision Making
Final Exam: Framework for Ethical Decision Making
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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.