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E&Y, British Council offer certification

Kuwait, August 30, 2010

Ernst & Young, a global leader in tax and advisory services, has joined hands with the British Council to offer the Cambridge International Certification in Financial English (ICFE).

The certification is awarded by the University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Examination and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

The courses will be offered from October at Ernst & Young training center and prepare participants for ICFE.

This involves in-depth development of writing, speaking, listening and reading skills including financial vocabulary, presentations and the language of financial reporting and analysis. The programme is expected to attract interest from the private, corporate and public sectors.

“We see this as an opportunity raise the bar for professionals and the industry in general,” said Waleed Al Osaimi, office managing partner, Ernst & Young, Kuwait.

“There is a strong need to develop talent with adequate skills to articulate the reporting and assessment process.”

Andrew Burlton, regional teaching center manager (Kuwait & Qatar) for the British Council said he was very pleased that the British Council was able to work with an international company to create training opportunities in Kuwait.

Nadeem Shafi, partner at Ernst & Young Kuwait, stressed that this collaboration is a perfect example of synergy, with the two organizations each bringing to the table their areas of strength – finance & accounting and English respectively.

“Working in today’s global economy, where communication is vital for career progression, the Cambridge ICFE certification will be a good certification for finance and accounting who are looking to develop their careers,” he said. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Kuwait | Ernst & Young | British Council | Financial English | ICFE | Cambridge ESOL |

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