Professional scepticism: a contradiction in terms?

  • Presenter: Mario Fazekas CFE
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 1 hours
  • LIVE EVENT DATE: 
    10 feb 2022
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Course overview
As a professional, one of the many core competencies that one should possess is to be sceptical of information obtained from a range of different sources – i.e., to not accept things at face value!

Certainly, we remember that, when studying at varsity, we learnt to account for the true economic substance of transactions, and not merely their legal forms. This was supposed to have instilled the skill within us that we should question the face value of information.

Then we enter the real world, and it is not so easy to be sceptical and professional at the same time. How do I sustain an acceptable level of professionalism while always ensuring that I see the bigger picture?

Being sceptical is a vital competency (skill) that professionals in the accountancy, finance, tax and/or assurance spheres should possess – but always coupling this skill with ultimate professionalism, is a completely different skill that is just as vital as the previous one.

Why don’t you join us for this live CPD event to learn some invaluable techniques that will assist you to remain suspiciously sceptical but unquestionably professional in your career?

If you join us, you will also be developing the following professional competencies:
Main competency group: Enabling and future competencies
• Sub-competency group: Decision-making acumen
o Specific competency: Professional scepticism

What's included?

  • 1 Live event
  • 1 Recording
  • 1 Certificate

Professional scepticism

Link with SAICA Competency Framework

Main competency group: Enabling and future competencies
• Sub-competency group: Decision-making acumen
o Specific competency: Professional scepticism