The Ethics and Professional Skills module uses realistic business situations to introduce a range of advanced ethical and professional skills, preparing you for a successful career as a trusted and confident professional accountant.
The module is designed to develop the full range of advanced ethical and professional skills that employers told us they need.
By introducing you to the full spectrum of advanced ethical and professional skills and exposing you to realistic business situations, we’re doing everything we can to make you shine with recruiters and be really credible in the workplace.
In an interactive environment, the module supplements your technical knowledge by helping you develop the ethical and professional behaviours you’ll need to successfully complete your Strategic Professional exams as well as preparing you for a successful career.
Strategy and Innovation
A. Applies business acumen and commercial awareness to deliver business objectives.
B. Recommends a range of suitable strategic options from which to develop sustainable plans and objectives.
C. Evaluate, justifies and implements suitable strategic options.
D. Adopts and applies innovative methods and technologies to implement strategy and manages change.
Leadership and Management
A. Applies appropriate leadership strategies to effectively deliver business objectives.
B. Leads, motivates and manages people to optimise performance and effectiveness.
C. Collaborates, supports and works to achieve the objectives of the organisation, applying appropriate digital technologies.
D. Acts proactively and thinks strategically, in anticipating organisational needs, recognising the wider business environment and dynamics.
Stakeholder Relationship Management
A. Positively develops relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
B. Communicates and gains commitment from internal and external stakeholder.
C. Uses emerging technologies to collaborate and communicate effectively with stakeholders.
D. Applies professional and ethical judgement when engaging with stakeholders.
E. Aligns organisational objectives with stakeholder needs and manages expectations.
Ethics and Professionalism
A. Develops advanced ethical values and professional skills in the promotion of public interest and the profession.
B. Demonstrates personal effectiveness in fast changing environments.
C. Encourages innovative thinking within the context of professional scepticism.
D. Thinks proactively about the future, applying professional judgement and commercial intelligence and seeks specialist input when needed.
E. Communicates effectively and influences others.
Audit and Assurance
B. Applies regulatory, legal, professional and ethical standards relating to audit and assurance engagements.
Advisory and Consultancy
A. Gathers and understands financial and non-financial information to develop complete knowledge of the client business and the environment in which it operates.
B. Provides expert advice that will add value to the business and gain advantage.
D. Prepare and present business plans and advise on the actions to implement these plans.
Data, Digital and Technology
A. Identifies strategic options to add value, using data and technology.
B. Analyses and evaluates data using appropriate technologies and tools.
C. Applies technologies to visualise data clearly and effectively.
D. Applies scepticism and ethical judgement to the use of data and data technology.
Ethics and Professional Skills module
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