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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

False Assurance

Date: 2 October 2018 Registration from 09:00 for 09:30 - 12:30

Type: Audit Assurance and Financial Reporting, Course

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

False Assurance is an exciting drama film, created to facilitate thought provoking discussions about how accountants, should act when faced with difficult business situations.

It is ICAEW’s first venture into the production of drama films and the quality of this film sets it apart from other corporate training films. It uses realistic scenarios to demonstrate how ethical and other professional issues faced by accountants and auditors are not just about rules. False Assurance features well known UK television and film actors and has been professionally produced.

Course information

Although based on a large corporate audit, False Assurance deals with issues that are very relevant to the audit of small entities and is thus essential viewing for partners, managers and staff in smaller firms.

It draws out issues and dilemmas accountants face every day, raises topical governance questions and prompts interesting discussions on many issues, including:

  • What ‘professional scepticism’ should really mean for audit staff;
  • How auditor objectivity can be impaired and what the consequences can be;
  • The importance of robust of internal controls within organisations;
  • The role that appropriate whistle-blowing procedures can play in any organisation;
  • Evaluating cyber security risks and anti-bribery policies and procedures; and
  • The consequences that may result from an accountant deciding to take the ‘easy way out’ when resolving ethical or professional dilemmas.

The film is split into a number of sections. After each section we will discuss the issues arising and give you an opportunity to discuss and debate what you would do in a similar situation.

Who should attend the seminar?

This seminar is aimed at partners, managers and staff in audit firms looking to explore ways to improve the quality and efficiency of their audits. It complements ‘Getting Small Entity Audits Right First Time’ (running on the same day) very well.

Rate Cost
Price £75.00 + VAT
Retired Member £37.50 + VAT
Career Break Member £37.50 + VAT
Student £20.83 + VAT


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Peter Herbert

Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with an international accountancy firm before working in industry. He has over 15 years of training experience, specialising in financial reporting, auditing, company law and practice regulation. Peter also has a small accounting practice. Much of Peter’s practice work involves carrying out audit file reviews, practice assurance and anti-money laundering reviews for firms of accountants. He also provides guidance on implementation of GAAP.

How to book

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the button to Book Online at icaew.com – you will be able to log into your account at icaew.com and pay with your debit or credit card.

You can also telephone the ICAEW central events booking team on 01908 248159 and pay over the phone.

Alternatively you can download a booking form or book by email.