On the back of the global success of False Assurance, our first educational film, we have invested in a second film, Without Question.
The new film continues the overarching theme of professional scepticism but this time the script has extended the scrutiny of behaviours to tax advisers as well as auditors.
It probes issues such as:
• reliance on experts;• accounting estimates;• social media policies;• whistle-blowing procedures and culture;• conflicts within a family-owned company;• the struggle of founding shareholders with the loss of control; and• the struggle of new independent directors to assert control and good governance.
The hypothetical scenarios enable viewers to discuss difficult issues they might not feel comfortable to address in relation to their own work.
With its focus on professional scepticism and generic issues, False Assurance and Without Question are being used by firms and companies of all sizes and all around the world at:
• Auditor and tax adviser workshops.• For internal auditor, senior manager and director away days.• For the teaching of university students.
Visit icaew.com/films to view the trailers and to hear what some of the 250,000+ people who have attended film workshops have to say about the films.
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Thank you for replying Sarah, the cast are indeed 50:50 male and female. However, in this film all the senior roles are held by men: Chief Exec, Tax Partner, Chair and Audit partner. Cultural and racial diversity do not appear to have been considered at all. I would have expected ICAEW to have been more sensitive to diversity, and pay equality issues. Without Question for me, this film represents a failure of the ICAEW to look forward and represent everyone. it is not a film to be proud of.
Hello Gillian, thank you for raising your concerns. There is a cast of 18 characters and of these, 9 are female. I've attached the cast list , it might be a little too small to view, but hopefully you can see that there is a good mix of female leading roles.