New course will help Wales’ future top financial professionals
Newport University has teamed up with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to train more accountancy and finance professionals in Wales.
The news comes at a time when encouraging financial and professional services into the country is a key part of the Welsh Government’s economic strategy.
In an increasingly challenging global economy, access to a group of highly skilled accountancy and finance professionals is seen as vital.
The course, which will begin in September 2012, will allow trainee ICAEW chartered accountants to study for the ACA qualification at Newport Business School on a day-release basis. It will undoubtedly contribute to improving the skills base in Wales.
Welcoming the new course, ICAEW Director for Wales, David Lermon, said: "The ACA qualification is recognised as a leading business and finance qualification worldwide and typically involves three or four years of combined work experience and studies after graduating.
"In 2010, 84% of FTSE 100 companies had an ICAEW chartered accountant on the Board. Improving access to tuition in Wales will undoubtedly be a hugely positive step"
Newport University Business School has been acclaimed for the excellence of its accountancy programmes for almost 40 years and it is currently PQ Accountancy Magazine’s ‘Public Sector Accountancy College of the Year 2012’, an award that it also won in 2010.
Jared Davies, Academic Subject Leader for Professional Programmes at Newport University Business School added: “We are delighted to be adding the ACA qualification to our portfolio of highly accredited professional accountancy programmes.
"It will be taught by our experienced lecturing team of qualified accountants and other subject specialists who have many years of business experience in practice, industry, commerce and the public sector, as well as significant experience in teaching professional and postgraduate courses.
“A number of our tutors also have valuable experience as markers or examiners for the professional bodies.”
Employers and prospective students wanting to find out more about ACA tuition can attend an information breakfast on 3rd July at 7.45am at the University’s City Campus.
Places can be booked by contacting Christine Hellings on: Christine.Hellings@Newport.ac.uk