Critical Thinking for Accountants

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This course explores critical thinking techniques and provides practical advice and tips on how to use it to benefit the organisations you work with.

In today's dynamic and complex business environment, accountants play a crucial role in providing insightful and actionable financial information to support informed decision-making. This comprehensive course will equip accountants with the essential critical thinking skills to analyse complex financial data, identify underlying trends and patterns, and effectively communicate their findings to stakeholders.

• The Foundations of Critical Thinking
• Analysing Financial Data with Critical Eyes
• Identifying and Overcoming Biases in Financial Decision-Making
• Communicating Financial Insights Effectively

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity, you will be able to:

1. Define critical thinking and explain its significance in the accounting profession.
2. Apply critical thinking techniques to analyse financial data, identify trends, and draw meaningful conclusions.
3. Recognize and mitigate various types of biases that can influence financial decision-making.
4. Effectively communicate complex financial insights to diverse stakeholders using clear and concise language.
5. Demonstrate enhanced critical thinking skills in real-world accounting scenarios to support informed decision-making.

By attending this activity, you will gain the essential critical thinking skills to analyse financial data effectively, make informed decisions based on sound financial analysis, and communicate financial insights clearly and persuasively to stakeholders.

Self-spaced learning

John Taylor
Specialises in dealing with problems faced by large family-owned companies. Freelance author and lecturer.



Topic: Business Mindset, Future Focused, People & Leadership

Sub-Topic: Finance Management, Financial Modelling, Information & Communication Technology, Leadership, Personal Effectiveness, Solve Problems, Strategy

Format: eLearning

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 4 hours