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Technical & ethical

Technical expertise and ethics are and will remain vital; over the next decade some technical knowledge and skills will increase in value, others will decrease, and new knowledge and skills will be required. What’s considered the ‘optimal’ mix will vary across specialist domains, roles, organisations, industries and geographies, and it will evolve in response to change.

Corporate reporting

Do you have the corporate reporting competencies and knowledge that a professional accountant will need in the future? Take our test to find out.

  1. I improve the reporting of non-financial information aligning it with financial reporting requirements. I appraise the relevance of ethical and professional behaviours in increasing sustainability and transparency in corporate reporting.

  2. My Emotional Intelligence helps manage relationships with stakeholders assessing their likely perspectives. I support confident, effective and informed decision-making by helping users of financial statement go beyond the numbers to understand the corporate story.

  3. Seeking out learning opportunities, I monitor changes and trends in accounting – such as revenue recognition – and accounting standards and regulation and I evaluate valuation models used by standard setters. Appraising the financial performance and commercial position of entities allows me to prepare reports on corporate performance for external stakeholders.

  4. Using my Digital Quotient, I maximise the potential of businesses’ corporate reporting processes and systems building trust that the information produced is true and fair.

  5. I use my Intelligence to assess the likely accuracy of information presented from any source: I understand and apply the frameworks, principles, standards and techniques to evaluate and report on non-financial performance such as environmental, social and governance: I identify and evaluate significant financial and non-financial performance indicators, through for example the use of big data: I can provide useful information for a multi-nationals, for example accounting for acquisitions and disposals and consolidating foreign operations; I can use financial maths, for example to evaluate and apply financial instrument valuation models.