KPMG launches 'intensive' route into accountancy

by Kevin Reed

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19 Mar 2013

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AN 'INTENSIVE' accountancy training programme has been launched by KPMG in conjunction with BPP.

The new route towards gaining an ICAEW qualification will see a 12-month regime of technical training and exams. The trainees will then have a further two years of work experience relatively unencumbered by exams.

Known as the ACA Intensive Programme, the trainees will take a graduate diploma in Accounting and Finance from BPP University College before gaining work experience.

Michael Walby, director of professional qualification training at KPMG, said: "The accountancy profession has evolved significantly in recent years due to new technologies and changing business needs. We believe that our portfolio of graduate programmes needs to similarly evolve. Intensive study in the first year means that trainees will be able to translate their skills and knowledge earlier into a real business environment. This is what this pilot is all about."

A pilot programme for trainees will be established this Autumn, initially for 65 people.

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