The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the professional body for international accountants and auditors, has launched its new professional qualification.
According to the group, the qualification focuses on the “ever-changing landscape of accountancy, business and finance”, setting out the knowledge, behaviours and values that “underpins today’s accountants” and helps professionals to “thrive” in their career.
In addition, its new professional qualification offers a “more affordable” route to becoming a qualified accountant or statutory auditor – and also “greater flexibility” as students can choose between studying online from any location, or through a combination of online and face-to-face teaching.
Furthermore, the qualification structure has been “streamlined”, reducing the number of exams from 16 to 10 for those taking the accountancy route and from 17 to 11 for those wishing to qualify as a statutory auditor.
Shahram Moallemi, AIA President, said: “We are excited to launch the new AIA professional qualification which will equip accountants with the skills and tools needed to thrive in the changing world of finance. The streamlined qualification offers an exciting new route to qualification with an increased emphasis on core skills and ethics to support accountants in their careers.”