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A recent report by’ Professional Accountants – The Future: Drivers of change and future skills’ (ACCA) identifies the main drivers for change that will have the most impact on the profession: a collection of technical knowledge, skills and abilities, combined with interpersonal  behaviours and qualities.

Each Accountants professional quotients (PQ) reflects their competency and skill cross seven constituent areas:

Technical skills and ethics (TEQ):

The skills and abilities to perform activities consistently to a defined standard while maintaining the highest standards of integrity, independence and scepticism.

Intelligence (IQ):

The ability to acquire and use knowledge: thinking, reasoning and solving problems.

Creative (CQ):

The ability to use existing knowledge in a new situation, to make connections, explore potential outcomes, and generate new ideas.

Digital (DQ):

The awareness and application of existing and emerging digital technologies, capabilities, practices and strategies.

Emotional intelligence (EQ):

The ability to identify your own emotions and those of others, harness and apply them to tasks, and regulate and manage them.

Vision (VQ):

The ability to anticipate future trends accurately by extrapolating existing trends and facts and filling the gaps by thinking innovatively.

Experience (XQ):

The ability and skills to understand customer expectations, meet desired outcomes and create value.

What are your skills like across these 7 areas of core competence?

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