Behavioral Ethics

March 9, 2022 11:00am ET
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(937) 222-6707
Cost(s): $0.00 NSAC Member / $56.00 Non-Member
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Field of Study: Ethics 
CPE: 1 Credit Hour 

As we continue to be challenged by an increasingly complex business environment, it is important to develop ethical reasoning skills that allow us to put ethical decision-making into practice. In this session, attendees will discover how to identify ethical paradigms and how stakeholders are impacted by their ethical choices. Participants will explore real-life cases that will allow them to rehearse ethical practices in preparation for any ethical dilemma or case of fraud in the workplace.

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the importance of ethical reasoning
  • Apply an ethical decision-making model to current business issues
  • Identify ethical paradigms and those stakeholders impacted by our ethical choices
  • Recall the fraud triangle and how it applies to fraud environments 
  • Avoid common behavioral traps

Speaker: Lance Radziej, CPA/ABV, CGMA, Bongards Creameries

Lance is the controller at Bongards Creameries where he is responsible for financial reporting, treasury and internal controls.  Additionally, he is an adjunct professor, teaching courses in finance and accounting. Before his current roles, Lance worked in public accounting at a Big 4 firm and served as finance manager and treasurer for a publicly listed manufacturing company. He serves as a member of several non-profit and government boards, committees, and task forces, including a governor appointment to the Minnesota Board of Accountancy, where he serves as chair of the laws and rules committee.  He has authored multiple articles in professional publications on the topics of budgeting and lean accounting and is a national CPE instructor where he speaks on business & industry topics. 
Moderator: Bill Erlenbush, CPA, NSAC Director of Education 

Bill Erlenbush spent his entire career working in cooperative accounting at GROWMARK. His work experience includes all aspects of order control and billing, accounts receivable/payable, financial accounting, and tax. As compliance officer, he had responsibility for the administration of the compliance and ethics program at GROWMARK and its subsidiaries and retail divisions. In addition, he was been involved in negotiating major acquisitions for GROWMARK. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Illinois State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Bill is an active member in many industry, professional, and community organizations. He is past president of the Mclean County United Way Board of Directors as well as the past president of the Heartland Community College Foundation Board of Directors.