Critical Thinking for Accountants

by John Taylor

Critical thinking is becoming increasingly important for accountants, as businesses look to you to provide insight, analysis and proposals to improve your, or your clients’ business. This course explores critical thinking techniques and provides practical advice on how to use them to benefit the organisations you work with.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Understand critical thinking and use it to benefit the organisations you work with.
  • Overcome the logical fallacies, flawed arguments and unfounded assumptions that lead to bad decisions.
  • Improve your decision making by being honest with yourself and reflecting critically.
  • Apply critical thinking to present engaging and informative reports.

About the course

Critical thinking is becoming increasingly important for accountants. Your clients are looking to you for more analytical engagement. For accountants in business, critical thinking is an important skill to enable you to help your business achieve its potential.

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

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Contents

  • The concepts
    • What is critical thinking?
    • An important skill
    • Why do accountants need critical thinking skills?
    • Necessary skills
    • Professional scepticism
    • Enhancing our work
    • Emotional responses
    • Cognitive biases
  • Logic and reasoning
    • Logical thinking
    • A practical skill
    • Practical reasoning
    • Judgement statements
    • Deductive reasoning
    • Inductive reasoning
    • Testing a hypothesis
    • Flawed arguments
  • Reflective practice
    • Professional judgement
    • Learning to reflect
    • Critical reflection
    • Dealing with doubt
    • For the avoidance of doubt
    • Decision-making
    • Improving critical thinking skills
    • Developing creative solutions
  • Report writing
    • Objectives and planning
    • Setting pen to paper
    • Gathering information
    • Analysis, analysis, analysis
    • A report worth reading
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Formatting

How it works

Author

John Taylor

John is a Chartered Accountant who spent many years advising small and medium-sized businesses across the North of England. He specialised in dealing with the particular problems faced by large family-owned companies. John joined Bradford College where he taught a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds and with varying levels of ability. John later joined Leeds Met University where he specialised in teaching auditing on ACCA professional courses and Forensic Accounting at Masters level. He is now a freelance author and lecturer.

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Course

Need just a few unitshourshours?

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours4 unitshourshours
Access period120 days
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs

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All you need for this year's CPD.

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours21 units20 hours21 hours
Access period120 days
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
Learn more

Team

Keep your whole team up to date.

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours800+ unitshourshours
Access period12+ months
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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