A showing of the new ICAEW film, with facilitation by Duncan Wiggetts, Executive Director of Professional Standards at ICAEW. NEDA are delighted to be partnering with ICAEW to show the film at Willis Towers Watson.
This event will showcase a screening of Without Question, an exciting drama film created to facilitate thought provoking discussions about how boards, company directors (including NEDs), accountants and auditors should act when faced with difficult business situations.
The event will be facilitated by Duncan Wiggetts, who wrote the script, and is ICAEW’s Executive Director of Professional Standards.
Without Question raises topical corporate governance questions including:
- Conflicts within a family-owned company;
- The difficult transition to become a listed entity;
- The struggle of founding shareholders with the loss of control; and
- The struggle of new independent directors in asserting control and good governance.
What is Without Question about?
Sometimes you just get too close. Assume too much. Don’t ask that extra question…and regret it.’
This statement is relevant to many characters in Without Question. The Holt family are the founding shareholders of a hotel development and management company but are at war with each other on the future strategy for the company and Robert Holt’s indulgence of his son, Sebastian. Launching an IPO seems at first to be a neat way of ending the war but it puts the company and its auditors and other professional advisers under strain and comes back to haunt them.
Martin Jelani thinks it will be just another waste of his time giving a free tax lecture at his firm. However, his day gets a lot more interesting when he thinks he might have sparked interest in a relief claim from Rapston Hotels.
Will Jackson is tired of being caught in the crossfire during every audit engagement at Rapston so is pleased to hear of the IPO. But he underestimates the pressures it brings and the impact on his team. The last thing he needs is for Karen Walker, Rapston’s FD, to pursue an aggressive tax relief claim championed by a rival firm (while also at the same time undertaking Rapston’s first foreign hotel development). Poor Will doesn’t realise he’s also in for a big wake-up call on the dangers of social media…
Further Event Information
Date - Tuesday 30th October 2018
Location - Willis Towers Watson Auditorium, 51 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7DQ
- Arrivals - 08:00 - 08:15
- Film Showing - 08:15 - 10:00
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