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Short courses in the finance field

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A fundamental key in any global economy is finance, including accounting and banking. Vital to any business, the sector, in fact, offers the most promising career choices for anyone.

Those who are currently working in the finance field can further develop their skills by enrolling in short-term courses in the various institutes all over the UAE.

Training centers offer programs such as treasury, finance, accounting, budgeting and cost management, with practical and hands-on instruction utilizing advanced technology at fees that can run in thousands.

An ideal short course for analysts, managers and supervisors is “Effective Budgeting and Cost Control” which teaches students how to prepare a budget in parallel to their employer’s budgeting agenda as well as help them understand the potentially accrued costs to be incremented in a capital expenditure proposal.

Other programs range from Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to International Financial Reporting Standards and even Finance for Non-Finance Executives.

The CPA course entails an exam conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA). To be eligible, one must have an MCom, ICWA, CA or MBA degree. BA/BBA/BSc graduates are eligible.

There are several other short courses with flexible schedules offered to finance professionals across the country.

Handy Hints
• Courses for those in finance field aplenty in UAE
• These cover topics like treasury, cost management
• Fees run in thousands depending on the course

Source: Saadiya Ahmad, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer