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1 Finance & Accounting Professional Qualifications, Corporate Development and Short Courses

2 Etisalat Academy We are the largest single-source training provider in the Middle East. We have a passion for providing industry specic skill solutions that give real results to both business and individuals. We offer specialist skills training in nance and accounting, as well as full training and consultancy services in IT, business, soft skills, telecommunications, Etisalat Academy assessment and development. Whether delivered on our 1.2 million square foot campus in any of our 50 training rooms, or on-site in your organization, our nance and accounting development options will signicantly boost your on-the-job performance. Our partnership with the ACCA, ICAEW and IMA ensure that we provide you with global qualications, supported by the latest standards, approaches and thinking. We ensure the highest quality through our world standard quality management systems, and have achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certication. Read on and nd out how we can make a difference to you ( +971 4 264 4444 7 +971 4 264 8888 * [email protected]

3 Certied Accounting Technician (CAT) Overview Introductory Level The Certied Accounting Technician (CAT) is a 1 Recording Financial Transactions qualication offered by the Association of Chartered 2 Information for Management Control Certied Accountants (ACCA). This is an entry-level course, designed to provide a solid foundation of the Intermediate Level knowledge and skills required to work in an accounting 3 Maintaining Financial Records support role. To achieve CAT status, students will need to 4 Accounting for Costs complete nine exams and one year of workplace Advanced Level experience. 5 Managing People and Systems Benets 6 Drafting Financial Statements Completion of this qualication will allow ACCA 7 Planning, Control and Performance Management candidates to be exempt from the rst three ACCA Plus two options from: exams. 8 Implementing Audit Procedures 9 Preparing Taxation Computations Certication Criteria 10 Managing Finances To be certied as a CAT, candidates must full all of the following requirements: Complete exams (details below) One year of workplace experience (can be before, during or after the exams) CAT Location The preparation course and the examinations are available in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Duration This course typically takes 18 24 months to complete. Training Method Training is conducted by specialist training consultants. Delivery methods include lectures, group discussions, case studies, video support, hand-outs, exercises and online practice examinations. Examination Details Introductory and Intermediate level exams can be taken as computer-based exams (CBE) at any ACCA CBE licensed centre. Advanced level exams are paper-based, and can be taken in June or December. Candidates may sit any number of exams at each exam session, however yet a maximum of four papers per six-month period is recommended. The Advanced level exams are equivalent to a rst-year university exam. ( +971 4 264 4444 7 +971 4 264 8888 * [email protected]

4 Certied Management Accountant (CMA) Overview Certied Management Accountant (CMA) is an advanced Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Control professional qualication for accountants and nancial professionals, awarded by the Institute of Management Planning, budgeting, and forecasting (30%) Accountants (IMA) in the USA. The skills assessed focus Performance measurement (25%) on nancial planning, analysis, control, decision support, Cost management (25%) and professional ethics. Internal controls (15%) Professional ethics (5%) Benets This qualication is ideal for individuals who wish to Part 2: Financial Decision Making prove their skills and expand their career options. Research has shown that on average, CMAs earn higher Financial statement analysis (25%) annual compensation. Companies who employ CMAs or Corporate nance (25%) invest in CMA training benet from a more highly-skilled Decision analysis and risk management (25%) work force, increased strategic nancial capacity, and Investment decisions (20%) enhanced career pathing and employee retention. Professional ethics (5%) Certication Criteria Examinations are available within the following testing To be certied as a CMA, candidates must full all of the windows: following requirements: January/February A bachelors degree from an accredited college or May/June university September/October CMA Foundational knowledge of economics, basic statistics, and nancial accounting Two continuous years of professional experience Pass the examination Active IMA membership Location The preparation course and the examinations are available in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Duration The duration of the exam preparation course is 4 hours per week for 15 weeks. Training Method Training is conducted by specialist training consultants. Delivery methods include lectures, group discussions, case studies, video support, hand-outs, exercises and online practice examinations. Examination Details The examination consists of 2 four-hour parts. Each part consists of 100 multiple choice questions (3 hours) and 2 essay questions (1 hour). Candidates must score at least 50% on the multiple choice questions to be eligible to continue with the essay questions. The essays may cover any topic covered within the part. ( +971 4 264 4444 7 +971 4 264 8888 * [email protected]

5 Certicate in International Financial Location Reporting Standards (IFRS) The preparation course and the examinations are available in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Overview The Certicate in IFRS is an introductory level learning Duration and assessment program that focuses on a broad knowl- The duration of the exam preparation course is 15 days. edge and understanding of the international reporting standards. Candidates will develop the necessary skills to Training Method apply principles, concepts and knowledge from IFRS in Training is conducted by specialist training consultants. business situations, and an understanding of nancial Delivery methods include lectures, group discussions, information produced under IFRS. This certication is case studies, video support, hand-outs, exercises and Cert IFRS accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in online practice examinations. England and Wales (ICAEW). Examination Details Benets The examination consists of 2 four-hour parts. Each part This program is ideal for individuals who are looking to consists of 100 multiple choice questions (3 hours) and 2 demonstrate their competence in IFRS or enhance their essay questions (1 hour). Candidates must score at least career prospects as an IFRS specialist. 50% on the multiple choice questions to be eligible to continue with the essay questions. The essays may cover any topic covered within the part. Diploma in International Financial Prerequisites Reporting (DipIFR) Individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to undertake the DipIFR course: Overview The DipIFR, a qualication accredited by the Association Professional accountants or auditors working in Accounting of Chartered Certied Accountants (ACCA), is designed to and Finance industry who are qualied in accordance equip students with a thorough knowledge and with national accounting standards understanding of International Financial Reporting Individuals who have passed the IFRS Certicate Standards (IFRS) - a globally recognised standard for program (Level 1) accounting practices. It is intended as a conversion Practitioners who are not yet qualied, but who can course for professional accountants who are already verify three years of accounting experience by submit qualed or experienced in their home country. ting a letter from their employer This course will cover the following topics: Location The preparation course may be taken in Abu Dhabi or International sources of authority Dubai. Exams are only available in Dubai. Elements of nancial statements Presentation and additional disclosures Duration DiplFR Preparation of external nancial reports for single The duration of the preparation course is one day per entities week for six months (30 days). Preparation of external nancial reports for combined entities and joint ventures Training Method The course material is designed by ACCA specically to Benets: prepare students for the DipIFR exam. Training is The Diploma will enable the candidate: conducted by experienced specialist training consultants. Delivery methods include lectures, multimedia To understand and explain the international regulatory presentations, exercises, online computer-based practice framework of nancial reporting exams and group discussions. To discuss and apply IAS and IFRS to practical situations Examination Details To prepare nancial statements in accordance with IAS, The duration of the written exam is 3 hours. It is offered IFRS and IFRIC pronouncements twice per year at ACCA exam centres in Dubai. To prepare group nancial statements including subsidi aries, associates and joint ventures ( +971 4 264 4444 7 +971 4 264 8888 * [email protected]

6 Chartered Certied Accountant (ACCA) Overview The exam syllabus is divided as follows: The Chartered Certied Accountant is a globally Fundamentals recognised professional qualication awarded by the - Knowledge Association of Chartered Certied Accountants (ACCA) in - Skills the UK. Subjects covered include nancial accounting, Professional management accounting, auditing, taxation, nancial - Essentials management, performance management, strategic - Options management and company law. Fundamentals (9 Papers) Benets The Knowledge module introduces the core areas of Chartered Certied Accountants have proven skills and nancial and management accounting, providing the knowledge. It is an essential qualication for a successful platform from which the other technical accountancy career in accounting, nance, banking, management or areas will be studied in greater detail. The Skills module consulting, and will give you a signicant advantage contains ve subjects which comprehensively cover the when competing for senior roles. main technical areas that any accountant, regardless of their future career aspirations, is expected to have Entry Requirements mastered. To enrol for the Chartered Certied Accountant course, Knowledge candidates must meet at least one of the following F1 Accountant in Business (AB) requirements: F2 Management Accounting (MA) Two A-Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in ve F3 Financial Accounting (FA) separate subjects, including English and Mathematics CAT (Certied Accounting Technician) Intermediate Level Skills ACCA Degree from a recognised institution in any subject F4 Corporate and Business Law (CL) Mature-age student entry: above 21 years of age F5 Performance Management (PM) F6 Taxation (TX) Location F7 Fnancial Reporting (FR) The preparation course and the examinations are F8 Audit and Assurance (AA) available in Abu Dhabi or Dubai F9 Financial Management (FM) Duration Professional (5 Papers) Classes are held one day per week. The duration of the Both these modules have been set at an intellectual level preparation courses for each section is as follows: equivalent to that expected of a student taking a Fundamentals (Knowledge): 15 classes per paper Masters degree. The focus of the subjects at this level is Fundamentals (Skills): 17 classes per paper to build upon the technical skills already acquired and Professional (Essentials and Options): 18 classes per explore more advanced professional skills, techniques paper and values that are used by the expert accountant acting in an advisory or consultancy role at a senior level. All Training Method students must complete the three papers in the Training is conducted by experienced specialist training Essentials module. The Options module contains four consultants. Delivery methods include lectures, papers, but you only need to complete two. multimedia presentations, exercises, computer-based Essentials practice exams and group discussions. P1 Professional Accountant (PA) Examination Details P2 Corporate Reporting (CR) This qualication requires completion of 14 exams. Note P3 Business Analysis (BA) that 9 of these exams are eligible for exemption Options (any 2of these 4) based on certain criteria. Exams are conducted internationally in June and December (same date and P4 Advanced Financial Management (AFM) time worldwide). Exams in the Knowledge module can be P5 Advanced Performance Management (APM) taken as either paper-based or computer-based; P6 Advanced Taxation (ATX) computer-based exams can be taken at Etisalat P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA) Academy. ( +971 4 264 4444 7 +971 4 264 8888 * [email protected]

7 Training Courses Training Courses CAT: Certied Accounting Technician CMA: Certied Management Accountant ACCA: Chartered Certied Accountant Certicate IFRS Diploma IFR Corporate Corporate Etisalat Academy can also offer group classes, or provide training to your staff at your ofces or at a location of your choice. Training can be customised to suit the exact requirements of your organisation. We also offer a wide range of assessment and consultancy services. Contact us today to nd out how we can help your organisation and your employees to achieve greater success. Partners ACCA ICAEW IMA The Association of Chartered The Institute of Chartered Accountants The Institute of Management Certied Accountants (ACCA) is an in England and Wales (ICAEW) is a Accountants (IMA) is a professional accountancy body which offers the professional organisation which offers organisation which offers the Chartered Certied Accountant the Certicate in IFRS. It has over Certied Management Accountant (ACCA) qualication worldwide. 130,000 members. The headquarters (CMA) designation globally. It has ACCA has more than 131,500 are in UK, with additional ofces in over 60,000 members worldwide members, along with 362,000 Singapore and Dubai. (85% United States, 15% afliates and students in 170 International). Its headquarters are countries. Its headquarters are in in New Jersey, United States. London. ( +971 4 264 4444 7 +971 4 264 8888 * [email protected]

8 Short Courses Finance and Accounting Etisalat Academy also offers a number of short courses. Individuals may join a scheduled class, or the course can Short Courses be delivered as in-house training for your organisation. Courses include: Effective Credit Control and Debt Recovery Basic Accounting Concepts (I, II, III) Basic Cost Accounting Finance Skills for Managers Cash Handling and Security Financial Forecasting Professional Cash Handling and Security Hedging with Derivatives Time Value of Money and Capital Budgeting Financial Risk Management Budget Preparation Process and Techniques Auditing Customer Satisfaction To register for a course or for further information, please contact us: +971 4 204 3326 / 3324 Training & Seminars & Corporate Accommodation Sports & Development Events Facilities on Campus Leisure Club P.O. Box 99100 | Al Muhaisnah | Dubai | UAE Emirates Road (E311) | Exit 60 Phone +971 4 264 4444 | Fax +971 4 264 8888 [email protected] | www.etac.ae V 1.3

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