Students invited to learn about accounting, finance careers

Students interested in careers in accounting and finance are invited to an information session from 10 a.m. to noon on March 14 at the Family Life Centre in George Town.

The event, hosted by Innovative Management and Professional Training, aims to inform students about accounting qualifications from the Association of Accounting Technicians, according to a press release.

Innovative Management and Professional Training introduced the accounting and bookkeeping qualifications for the first time in the Cayman Islands last year as another option alongside the Foundations in Accountancy qualification.

The session is open on a drop-in basis for high school leavers, teachers and those interested in finding out about the qualification and to register their interest in studying it.

Yvette Myles, manager of Innovative Management and Professional Training, said, “We decided to bring the AAT qualifications to Cayman because we have heard from many businesses that there is a gap in the market for a qualification at technician level, the level before chartered status. We have already started two classes successfully, and our students are taking well to it.”

Gemma Baker, AAT’s representative who will be attending the event, said, “There is a need for more qualified accounting technicians. Many people mistakenly believe that a chartered accountant is all they need for their business, but accounting technicians are needed to support the work undertaken by them.

“AAT did some research which suggests that the optimum model is for around nine or 10 accounting technicians supporting every chartered accountant. This means that students who study our qualifications will find themselves with the skills and knowledge to fill roles that are in demand.”

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