Dr Rob Jones
Senior Lecturer & Degree Programme Director, Newcastle University Business School
False Assurance brings to life ethical and accounting issues in an engaging and thought provoking way. Using realistic scenarios to demonstrate the human and organisational aspects of professional life, it underlines how ethics and professional issues are not just about rules. Discussing the issues portrayed will help students develop ethical judgement and reasoning skills.
Dr Ilias G Basioudis
Senior Lecturer at Aston University, Chair of the Auditing Group of BAFA
False Assurance is an educational film that should be part of every business class. It brings together various issues - auditing, corporate governance and ethics - and portrays them in a realistic and absorbing manner. It will challenge students to think about professional issues they may not have considered before and develop their vocational and critical thinking skills.
International Accounting & Audit Director, Crowe Horwath International
False Assurance is realistic and contains powerful messages about a range of business and professional issues. It’s been presented at members’ events and used by member firms around the world for their internal training. The feedback we have received includes ‘awesome presentation’, ‘best training I have ever attended’ and ‘film was excellent in promoting engaged discussion’.
Chairman, PwC Non-Executive Director programme
False Assurance is a high quality corporate training film which brings to life a number of topical board issues such as cyber security, impairment, executive remuneration and
fraud. The film also provides a platform to facilitate discussion of board and committee practices and behaviours, including interaction with the external auditors.
National Technical Director, RSM Australia Pty Ltd
Some of the strongest training material I’ve ever used and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the RSM Australia audit group. Its effectiveness comes from seeking to challenge behaviours and mindsets, and to focus on the need for scepticism, rather than just to impart technical information. The film’s messages are highly relevant to auditors, finance professionals and NEDs.
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What is False Assurance?
False Assurance is ICAEW’s first venture into the production of drama films. The quality of this film sets it apart from other corporate training films. It was directed by an award-winning director and written by ICAEW’s Duncan Wiggetts.
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False Assurance at a glance
False Assurance is a high quality, exciting training tool that can be used by:
as an internal training tool for partners and staff; or
to support business development initiatives with existing and target clients.
False Assurance (with incorporated commentary)
This new bespoke version of False Assurance enables small group of accountants or individuals to simulate the thought-provoking discussions generated at larger facilitated events.
In-house teams. False Assurance can be used in workshops and training days to provoke discussions on how to deal with difficult decisions and topical issues. Workshops can be built to suit your teams or we can provide a suite of learning materials with the film for you to run your own sessions.
Non-executive directors and senior management teams. False Assurance can be used as part of discussions within board meetings or as part of away days.
We have also devised highly interactive and impactful training simulations with expert facilitators.
to facilitate thought-provoking discussions about the issues and dilemmas students will face in the business environment; and
to develop students’ employability skills and business knowledge.
A suite of training materials is available to support the facilitation of sessions and workshops:
Questions to prompt discussion after each part of the film.
Who’s who – this guide to the film’s characters is a useful reference for the audience.