Certificate in Fund Accounting (March 2020 Intake)

Dublin Business School (BCE07CFA_1P03)
Key Programme Details
Award

QQI Level 7 Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

General Information
Contact

Springboard+ Admissions Department

Email

springboard@dbs.ie

Phone

01 4177500

Address

Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2.

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/03/2020

Start Date

23/03/2020

End Date

02/12/2020

About this Course

Dublin Business School, in conjunction with Springboard+, have developed a part-time ​Level 7 Special Purpose Award programme leading to a Certificate in Fund Accounting.

The Certificate in Fund Accounting provides participants with an understanding of fundamental accounting concepts through the Accounting module; it develops specific and technical knowledge in relation to the Fund Accounting and Lending industry. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of Financial Institutions and the Regulatory Environment, which is particularly important given the numerous developments in regulation at both an EU and National level.

The proposed Certificate in Fund Accounting aims to meet the identified skills demand for individuals with funds experience. It is an introductory programme into the field.

Programme Content will include:
- Accounting
- Financial Services Environment
- Institutional Regulations, Governance & Ethics

Upon successful completion of this programme, participants will have the following skills:

- Ability to prepare and understand basic financial statements for business entities
- A fundamental knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting
- Understanding of the operation of the funds industry, fund valuation and periodic financial reporting requirements.
- Ability to evaluate the operation, benefits and limitations of financial products
- Prepare and present financial statements in a form appropriate for the funds industry including calculation of net asset values (NAV)
- Knowledge of fundamental lending principles and their application in commercial banking
- Understanding of the concepts and rules relevant to the individual areas of financial services, such as banking, credit, insurance and investments.
- Ability to evaluate the importance of corporate governance and ethics and their role in ensuring compliance in financial services.
- Ability to apply legal rules and principles relating to factual situations involving financial services and recommend appropriate actions

Typically, students will attend classes on two evenings per week from 6.15 – 9.30pm.


Objectives

Upon Completion of the programme, graduates would typically take up roles as:

- Fund Administrators
- Custody/Trustee administrator
- Hedgefund Administrators
- Compliance administrators
- Fund Accounting Supervisor/Manager
- Fund Operations Officers/ Administrator

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a place on this programme applicants must be holders of a Level 6 NFQ award or equivalent. Applications without this will be considered on the basis of approved prior experience and learning (RPL).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners may also access this programme on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee, and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis in relation to their educational record, work experience and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.

Timetable Info

Typically, students will attend classes on two evenings per week from 6.15 pm – 9.30 pm.

Delivery Location

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard+ Admissions Office

Address

Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2.

Phone

01 4177500

Email

springboard@dbs.ie

RPL Information

Learners may also access this programme on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. Such applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee, and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis based upon their educational record, work experience and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.

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DBS Springboard+ Programmes

For more information on these Springboard programmes please visit our website below

https://www.dbs.ie/courses/springboard


https://www.dbs.ie/course/springboard/springboard---certificate-in-fund-accounting