The advanced diploma now in its second year is awarded to members with five or more years of high-level experience who have demonstrated ‘outstanding ability within the taxation, corporate finance or IT sectors’.
Brian Chiplin, executive director of education and training, said: ‘I am delighted that the institute can now provide its members with a useful framework in which to continue their professional development. Following a rigorous assessment process candidates gain a qualification which carries the prestige and reputation of the institute.’
The diploma launched in May last year was developed for the modern business world and is intended to complement the new ACA qualification to be unveiled in September this year.
The number of recipients has doubled since the first award ceremony seven months ago.