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IASeminars and ICAEW launch IFRS programme in Spanish

Thursday 29 September 2011


ICAEW, a world leader in the accountancy and finance profession, and global training provider IASeminars are collaborating to offer Spanish-language IFRS tuition and assessments across Latin America. This is the first time ICAEW's highly regarded IFRSs learning and assessment programme will be available in Spanish.

The transition around the world to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is one of the most important developments ever seen in the world of accounting. More than 120 countries globally, including several Latin American countries, now report under IFRS or are completing their transition to IFRS reporting.

ICAEW's IFRSs learning and assessment programme, which aims to provide finance professionals with demonstrable international financial reporting knowledge, has been available in English for several years. It has become an increasingly desirable international credential as the number of countries going through the IFRS transition process grows.

Starting by the end of 2011, candidates for the ICAEW Spanish-language IFRSs learning and assessment programme will be able to take a paper-based 2-hour multiple choice exam in Spanish in various locations across North and South America. IASeminars will be one of several organisations offering classroom or online Spanish-language IFRS tuition to help prepare for that assessment. Successful candidates will receive an official ICAEW certificate attesting in Spanish that they have achieved the required minimum level of IFRSs knowledge and understanding.

"As a major global professional membership organisation with a prestigious history and over 136,000 members around the world, we are delighted to offer our IFRSs learning and assessment programme in Spanish to help finance professionals in Latin America increase their IFRS skills and obtain independent verification and attestation of their knowledge," said Gavin Aspden FCA, Director of Qualifications at ICAEW.

"It is an honour for IASeminars to assist ICAEW in this important initiative," said Marc Gardiner, Managing Director of IASeminars. "Our experience gained over the last 10 years in training some 12,000 people from 130 different countries in the technical requirements of IFRSs will be invaluable to our future clients in Latin America."

Further information about IFRS tuition options and assessment dates and locations for the ICAEW Spanish-language IFRSs learning and assessment programme can be obtained from IASeminars.

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Notes to editors:
ICAEW is a professional membership organisation, supporting over 136,000 chartered accountants around the world. Through our technical knowledge, skills and expertise, we provide insight and leadership to the global accountancy and finance profession. Our members provide financial knowledge and guidance based on the highest professional, technical and ethical standards. We develop and support individuals, organisations and communities to help them achieve long-term, sustainable economic value. Because of us, people can do business with confidence. ICAEW is a founder member of the Global Accounting Alliance, which represents around 775,000 of the world's leading professional accountants in over 165 countries around the globe, to promote quality services, share information and collaborate on important international issues.


About IASeminars
IASeminars is an official ICAEW Partner in Learning, offering tuition around the world for the ICAEW IFRSs learning and assessment programme, the IFRS for SMEs learning and assessment programme and the Certificate in International Public Sector Financial Reporting. It has established itself over 10 years as one of the world's leading independent providers of international accounting seminars, with operations based in both London, England, and in Washington, D.C. IASeminars offers several hundred public and in-company courses each year on five continents, serving several thousand senior delegates who are taught by an international faculty of IFRS and US GAAP specialist instructors.


Media enquiries:
Contact María Elina Marchese, Regional Manager for Latin America, IASeminars Ltd.
Tel: +54 9 381 5021253, email: memarchese@iaseminars.com

Contact Kirstina Reitan, International Media Relations Manager, ICAEW.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7920 8607, email: kirstina.reitan@icaew.com

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