Isle of Man launch for new ICSA offshore finance qualifications

Isle of Man, 27 January 2015 – ICSA, the Institute for professionals working in governance and compliance, is holding an introduction to their new International Finance and Administration qualifications next month. The event, on Tuesday 10 February at Salt Bar & Kitchen, Circular Road, Douglas is open to all and will include presentations by Kelly Padwick – Qualification Development Manager and Theresa Minnie – Head of Client Relations and Members.
The event will

  • introduce the new International Finance and Administration qualifications
  • discuss how the qualifications can support individuals and businesses
  • explain the changes from the outgoing COFA qualification 
  • outline the study options, resources and support available.

“Students of our new qualifications will benefit from fewer and shorter examinations, as well as a ‘step-on/step-off’ approach that allows them the option of studying for a larger or smaller qualification according to their needs,” says Simon Osborne, Chief Executive at ICSA. “Increased flexibility means that they offer even greater choice to students and employers.”

“Our new qualifications are recognised by the financial regulators in the Isle of Man and local employers have also verified that these qualifications will provide the knowledge needed for a successful career in the offshore financial services sector,” adds Adrian Tinkler, ICSA Isle of Man Chairman. “The qualifications are ideal for employees new to the offshore financial services industry undertaking junior roles or those who have been working in the industry for some time without a recognised qualification. There are no formal entry requirements and you do not need to have a degree, although it is helpful to be working in a relevant occupation.”

The event is completely free and light refreshments will be served. To book and find out more please go to 

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For further information, please contact Adrian Tinkler, ICSA Isle of Man Branch Chair or  
+44 (0)7467 441223

Martin Norbury, Isle of Man Advertising:  
+44 (0)1624 620440

Notes to Editors:

  1. ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) is the chartered membership and qualifying body for professionals working in governance, risk and compliance, including company secretaries. Our members work in all sectors and at every level of seniority. With over 120 years of experience, we champion high governance standards by providing qualifications, training, high-quality guidance and support (including technical resources, publications and software), and through our work with regulators and policy makers. 
  2. ICSA Isle of Man Branch was established in the early 1980s and represents the interests of approximately 450 members and students. Members are qualified as Chartered Secretaries who have completed the Institute’s rigorous examinations and work as administration, governance, risk, and compliance professionals. Students study towards the Certificate and Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration before completing the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme, with modules including accounting, law, investments, business management, and governance.
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