Jersey launch for new ICSA offshore finance qualifications – 29 January

Jersey, 27 January 2015 – ICSA, the Institute for professionals working in governance and compliance, is holding an introduction to their new Level 4 International Finance and Administration (IFA) qualifications on 29 January at the Royal Yacht Hotel, Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3NF. The event 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 Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration (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 Jersey 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 Robert Le Corre, Chairman of ICSA Jersey. “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.”

Guests will be welcomed as of 6pm with the presentation starting at 6.30pm.  The event is free to attend and light refreshments will be served. Places can be booked online here or via the ICSA website

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For further information, please contact Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager:

+44 (0)20 7612 7062

+44 (0)7890 649 143

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. Website:
  2. ICSA Jersey branch: The Jersey Branch Council is an Associated Territory of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators International. The Jersey Council promotes the work and profession of Chartered Secretaries and of the Institute's activities in Jersey. It also represents the Institute's members who are resident or studying in Jersey in matters relating to qualifications, profession related matters and corporate governance. In achieving its objectives the Council works with the members, students, training providers, employers, regulators and other professional bodies. Website:
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