Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) Programme
ICSA Level 4 International Finance and Administration suite of qualifications has replaced COFA since January 2015, is made up of four modules covering all aspects of regulation and supervision of the offshore services sector. Assessment of each module is by examination. Successful completion of the Certificate will allow students to study for the Diploma level, which can help students progress to junior/middle management roles.
Modules on offer in 2017/18:
Offshore Business Environment
An overview of offshore financial centres and an introduction to the legal environment, taxation concepts,
banking and regulatory frameworks.
Principles of accounting and book-keeping with a focus on understanding financial information and using it to make informed decisions.
An entry-level guide to the investment scene, starting from a general overview of savings, pensions and property, to more detailed explanations of areas such as collective investment schemes, derivatives and the money markets.
Principles of Trust and Company Law
An introduction to trust and company law and the various roles and duties involved. Relevant information for administrators in the offshore sector is incorporated in the guidance on preparing meetings and products such as Reserved Power Trusts.
No formal entry requirements.
ICSA Level 4 International Finance and Administration is ideal for newly appointed administrators in the offshore financial services industry, as well as those who have been working in the industry for some time but have no formal qualifications.
Length: Candidates enrolling for this course will be required to study four modules (atleast 30 hours per module) covering all aspects of regulation and supervision of the offshore services sector.
Fees: International exam and subscription fees are payable directly to ICSA. Download the price list for local tuition and support fees.
Academic Direction: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK)
Exam Dates: July and February
For more information visit www.icsa.org.uk