March 17 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

ICAEW and PwC launch e-learning programme for accountants

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has partnered up with PwC to launch the ICAEW IPSAS Certificate, an online learning programme for public sector accountants.

The “practical and user friendly” programme will enable accountants to develop their skills, providing them with technical guidance, revision aids and practical examples. There are no entry requirements for the programme.

Understanding

The ICAEW explained the benefits of the ICAEW IPSAS Certificate on its website, stating that it “strengthens your understanding of current developments in public sector accounting and explains key accounting and operational implications of IPSAS adoption.”

The course will consist of eight modules, which accountants will be able to start in their own time. The modules cover a wide range of areas in accounting, including fixed assets, inventories and revenue, liabilities and expenses, and financial instruments and foreign currency transactions.

Those who successfully complete the course will be given a pass or distinction and will be awarded a certificate.

The cost of the course is £230 for ICAEW and PwC members and £250 for non-members.

Accessible

ICAEW Public Sector Director Ross Campbell explained the aim of the programme, stating that it is to help public sector accountants to “manage finances as effectively as possible.”

In addition to there being no entry requirements, Campbell said that the programme is also “easily accessible” to those who need it.

“Moreover, the flexible, interactive online learning can be fitted around existing commitments, and the online assessment offers immediate results,” he added. 

Claire Payne is a journalism graduate and News Writer for LSBF. She writes about SMEs, education and careers, entrepreneurship, women in business, and sustainability.

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