- On Ethics In The Workplace.
Art Berkowitz, C.P.A. is a resource for continuing professional education. He conducts accounting, ethics, and financial seminars and workshops across the nation for corporations and professionals. In his “spare time”, he helps firms establish their own in-house training programs and works with their staff to enliven their programs and make training a more productive experience.
He provides a perspective on ENRON the scandal that is missing in the day-to-day news accounts. It describes the underlying ethical issues that have become pervasive in the auditing, financial reporting, and investment analysis fields and the strengths and weaknesses of the solutions being proposed.
His seminar audiences tell us that one of the most important things they like about Art’s presentations is that he is not interested in being the star. The evaluations consistently cite how he spent the time up front to customize the presentation to their individual needs. His seminars focus on the participants and how he can help them with their problems. Therefore, they are able to leave the seminar with practical ideas they can use the very next day.
Art was a partner in a 23-member local accounting firm. He had previously spent six years with Coopers & Lybrand and Laventhol & Horwath.
Much of his interest in ethics stem from the three years Art served as a public member of the State Bar Grievance Committee and the four years he worked for Laventhol & Horwath, the largest CPA firm ever to file bankruptcy due to unethical behavior.
Art has written many articles for the profession and presents customized workshops for trade organizations, individual companies and public accounting firms. He has taught for more than a dozen state CPA societies, the Institute of Internal Auditors, (AES), National Tax Institute (NTI), Practitioners Publishing Company (PPC), Western CPE, and the American Society of Women Accountants.