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HOSPA Finance course provides stepping stone to CIMA

The HOSPA Education and Training Programme in Financial Management provides the first step to pursuing a career in business and finance in the hospitality sector. The course content is based on best practice in the sector and follows the guidance and recommendations of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (2014 edition). The course offers three levels of study and successsful completion of all three levels leads to Certified Associate Membership of HOSPA enabling members to use AHOSPA Cert (FM) in their business correspondence. This award confirms that the member has the skills and knowledge to manage a hospitality finance department.

We are delighted to announce that our programme has recently been reviewed by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in light of the forthcoming launch of the new CIMA 2017 syllabus and our learners will continue to receive exemptions based on their studies with HOSPA.

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) is CIMA’s entry level qualification which can be taken as a standalone qualification, whilst also offering a route to becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). The Certificate in Business Accounting (2011 syllabus) examinations will be available until 10 January 2017. Examinations based on the Certificate in Business Accounting (2017 syllabus) will commence on 11 January 2017.

Graduates of the HOSPA Education and Training Programme in Financial Management will continue to receive exemption from two components of the Certificate in Business Accounting (2017 syllabus) – these components are:

BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting (after successfully completing HOSPA Stages 2 & 3) BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (after successfully completing HOSPA Stage 1)

We are currently enrolling for the next intake to our programmes which commence on the 9th September. All study is hosted on our secure learning platform - www.hospalearning.org - meaning you can study wherever you are located.

Current learners enrolled on our programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management will receive their results on the 2nd September. Good luck to all learners awaiting their results!

For more information about our courses visit www.hospa.org/en/education/ or call us on ++ 44 (0) 1202 889430 to discuss your career requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!

Debra Adams, HOSPA Professional Development

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