Ethics: Ex-CPA Ex-Big 4 Partner Explains His Slide Down Slippery Slope
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Ethics: Ex-CPA Ex-Big 4 Partner Explains His Slide Down Slippery Slope

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

Average Rating:
  4.6   (3 comments)
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics |  Industry
Scott London |  Gary Zeune
Course Levels:
4 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.


This is a wide open and honest discussion regarding the events leading up the arrest of Scott London, former Big-4 accounting partner.  The question and answer format focuses on the basic questions of How and Why he did it.  It is designed to be educational in that participants will be able to apply the discussion to their own life, whether in be in the professional world or in their personal life.  Scott will also share some of his experiences while in prison as well as the process that involved with the FBI sting, the SEC and the Department of Justice.  It is a very informative and entertaining discussion unlike any other Ethics course you have taken.


Please Note:  This course is not approved for Texas, Florida, Virginia, Washington Ethics or any other state with a state specific ethics requirement.  Contact if you have specific questions on your state.


The Accountancy Board of Ohio has approved this course for 4 hours of credit towards the required Professional Standards to renew your CPA license. It does NOT qualify for new licensees.

NOTE: Gary Zeune is an approved ethics instructor at 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Understand the ethics violations involved

*Understand how Mr. London's situation could possibly happen to you if the circumstances present themselves

*How to recognize the "slippery slope" of fraud and warning signs that existed prior to the commission of the crime

*Learn why it is important to practice proper ethics everyday of your life *Learn how to do the right thing regardless of the personal impacts

Major Subjects

*Understanding the Ethics Standards

*Legal system and process

*Insider trading

*Psychological understanding of potential fraud warning signs

*Red flags for fraud

*Prison experience

*Taking responsibility for your actions and behavior

Course Materials


Scott London's Profile

Scott London Related seminars and products: 1

Scott London- Worked 30 years with a Big 4 Accounting firm.  Managed one of the largest audit practices in the firm for nearly 10 years.  Worked on primarily publicly traded consumer market companies.  Responsible for managing the financial results, professional practice issues and practice development and growth efforts within the audit practice. Managed over 500 employees and 50 audit partners.  Worked with national leadership for nearly 10 years to craft the operating strategy of the audit practice.  Age 53, two children ages 21 and 23 in or graduated from college, living in Los Angeles, currently director of operations at a local computer company in the greater Los Angeles area.

Gary Zeune's Profile

Gary Zeune Related seminars and products: 15

The Pros and the Cons

Gary Zeune has instructed Strategy Formulation and Implementation in the Executive MBA Program and Accounting and Honors Finance at The Ohio State University. He is also a member of the Education Executive Council and is past chairman of the Education Marketing and Public Relations Committees of The Ohio Society of CPAs. His other memberships include: the American Institute of CPAs, and the Regulation of Public Offerings Committee of the Ohio Division of Securities.

Prior to forming his consulting practice in 1986, Mr. Zeune was an Assistant Vice President of Corporate Finance at The Ohio Company, a Columbus, Ohio investment banking firm. He also spent more than five years in Treasury and Finance at Wendy's International, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, financial and SEC reporting, and corporate finance. He was on the audit staff of Ernst & Ernst from 1973 to 1977; and taught accounting at Ohio University from 1970 to 1973, where he received his bachelors in mathematics and masters in accounting, with honors.


Mon, Jan 21, 2019 - 10:00a to 02:00p EST
Mon, Feb 04, 2019 - 10:00a to 02:00p EST
Mon, Feb 18, 2019 - 10:00a to 02:00p EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPA's, Finance and business executives, Fraud examiners
Original Recording Date 04/22/2016
Yellow Book No
Course Developer The Pros and the Cons
Date Added to Catalog 02/03/2016

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration 

Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Refund/Cancellation Policy

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Overall:     4.6

Total Reviews: 66


Michelle H - ,

"Very interesting and informative!"

Kimberly A - ,

"Better than average ethics course! "

Lauren F - Clive, Iowa

"Thank you, Scott, for your honest dialogue on this topic. You will help many people avoid the same outcome. For what its worth, I think Brian deserved a much harsher sentence than you. Thank you for sharing your story."

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