Specialist Qualifications for Finance Professionals
ICAS offers Professional Development diploma-level qualifications in partnership with Chartered Accountants Ireland.
All diplomas offered through Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) are specialist qualifications designed in consultation with industry leaders to meet the practical needs of those professionals working in finance and related sectors.
Undertaking these qualifications will help fast-track your development of the critical skills required for your role, whilst delivering the insights that you just won't get in a book. The training is offered in a convenient modular approach via a distance learning platform, allowing greater flexibility for our members.
Diploma in Excellence in Financial Reporting
As of Spring 2020, the Diploma in Excellence in Financial Reporting will replace the existing financial reporting programmes. The next cohort commences from 3 April 2020, to find out more please email email@example.com.
Leading with Impact and Influence
Gaining enhanced technical skills and being able to communicate financial reporting information effectively enhances your ability to move up the career ladder in your organisation or supports your next career move.This brand new, specially developed programme meets this need and will fast track your path to becoming a future finance leader. It enables you to tailor the programme to fit your specific current or aspirational financial reporting regime (IFRS, FRS, US GAAP)., whilst ensuring you upskill in integrated reporting and develop your financial reporting communication skills.
Who is it for?
The Diploma in Excellence in Financial Reporting is designed for qualified accountants who aspire to develop their career and who are aiming to improve their technical abilities while enhancing their communication skills.
Why should you study this programme?
The Diploma in Excellence in Financial Reporting has been developed based on research of the key skills that have been identified as requirements for those working in financial reporting and those who wish to develop their career further.
You will develop specialised financial reporting competencies in your chosen financial reporting standards, as well as increasing your understanding of integrated reporting and communication skills, helping you work with and guide the key people in and outside your organisation. These will empower you on your personal journey to understand and best utilise your financial reporting expertise.
Across the six modules, this programme combines theory, as well as significant focus on practical case studies to boost your understanding of your selected financial reporting standards. The programme also covers integrated reporting focusing on real-life examples. You will also learn the vital practical skills around communicating both in written format and in person to boards, your peers, teams and superiors. The programme is the next step on your financial journey, developing your technical and communication skills.
2020 Overview and booking form
The Diploma in Excellence in Financial Reporting runs for two weekends (Friday 2pm - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm) and from then on via distance learning. Alternatively, the entire programme can be taken via distance learning. The following schedule details the module topics and dates of delivery for each.
All participants must take modules one and two, and then will select their elective of either IFRS, FRS or US GAAP.
At a glance
|Start date||April 2020|
|Duration:||Approx. six months|
|Format:||Distance learning or |
|Fees:||€3,365 (ICAS & CAI Members)|
Unsure if this programme is right for you?
Contact the CAI team and they can arrange a call with one of their team to advise you.
Diploma in Strategic Finance & Business Partnering
The next cohort commences Autumn 2020, to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to be a finance business partner
2020 Overview and booking form
Rose O’Sullivan, Finance Business Partner, FEXCO comments:
The move from being a Financial Accountant to a Finance Business Partner offers a more interesting and sustainable career. My advice helps management to grow the business and retain their position in key markets.
Diploma in Strategic Finance & Business Partnering Video
Diploma in Corporate Finance
The next cohort commences from Autumn 2020. To find out more please email email@example.com.
In Corporate Finance, what separates success and failure is shrewd judgement, the ability to see an opportunity, to minimise risk and use timely decision making.
At the heart of these skills and competencies is quality information and for this reason, a sound understanding of the analytical tools and techniques which are available is a must for those advising upon or making strategic financial decisions.
This programme is designed to provide you with these practical tools in a structured, yet challenging way, developing your critical thought processes and analytical skills, skills which will help set you apart from your peers.
Offered to ICAS members via distance learning at discounted rate and providing the same study materials available to those who study in the classroom.
2020 Overview and booking form
Ricardo Laverty, Finance Director, Grace Cole Ltd:
I found the Diploma in Corporate Finance programme excellent in all aspects, the course and content were extremely well considered and structured, and offered an excellent insight into the world of Corporate Finance for accountants from all backgrounds. The individual lecturers were highly engaging and used real world experience to illustrate all learning areas to excellent effect.
David Codd, Finance Director, Booker Plc comments:
I found this course very stimulating – it didn’t feel like hard work at all! The material provided combined theory and practice well and the assignments were very interesting. I completed it by distance education and did not feel disadvantaged at all.
Enquiries and bookings
Linda McGee, Learning & Development, Chartered Accountants Ireland
+353 (1) 6377213, firstname.lastname@example.org
To book any of these diplomas please download and fill out the relevant qualification 'overview and booking form' and email your application to the above email address.
Delegates should quote 'ICAS' as their referral source and members should quote their ICAS membership number to take advantage of the discounted member price.