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Certificate in Fund Accounting

Programme Purpose

The economy of Ireland is rebounding strongly from the initial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Exports have recovered strongly, and a sense of normality is slowly returning to most economic sectors. Paul Sweetman (Director of Financial Services at IBEC) has stated that Ireland’s financial services sector has shown great resilience during the recent Covid-19 crisis with the sector showing great promise in establishing Ireland as a ‘Top 20 global financial centre by 2025’, (Irish Times,2021). Ireland has an exceptionally strong international financial services sector with specific strengths in the administration and management of funds; re-insurance; cross border insurance and specialist finance, such as aviation leasing and asset finance. To retain Ireland’s position as a top International Financial Services Centre, there is continued demand for well-educated staff to work as managers, professional advisers, regulators, and service providers with sophisticated domain knowledge in the key business provision of financial services. Ireland is a very profitable location for financial services, due to the combination of high productivity and a cost base that is very competitive with other locations that have similarly sophisticated ecosystems. The ‘Ireland for Finance Action Plan’ is a strategy for the development of Ireland’s international financial services sector issued by the Department of Finance in 2020. It provides a blueprint for the development of the sector all the way to 2025, and the strategy continues to promote further education to fill a continued skills gap in the sector. This Certificate in Fund Accounting was established as a programme to develop skills in the financial services sector, and, as updated, it continues to meet an important need in the sector. The programme accommodates a wide audience of learners whose specific interests are in Fund Accounting. The Certificate in Fund Accounting is a level 7 special purpose award consisting of 30 ECTS. This programme is a 1-year Part-Time programme with 3 taught modules, which combined lead to a Certificate in Fund Accounting, Special Purpose Award.

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Dublin City

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Centres offering Certificate in Fund Accounting

Name Address Contact Website
Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500