Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 /Trend/
Ernst & Young's Baku office and Azerbaijan State Economic University (ASEU) have commenced the sixth year of its intermediate accounting course for the ASEU Special Talented Group (STG).
The program was launched back in 2006 with support from the American Chamber of Commerce and is a unique opportunity for students to master technically difficult accounting concepts.
A number of ASEU graduates have joined and successfully progressed in Ernst & Young as well as other leading international and local firms since 2006.
Parviz Babazadeh, one of the first STG student participants in this program, who is now an Assurance Senior in Ernst & Young, shared his experience: "It was thought in a contemporary, European way. We were granted with original books on intermediate accounting and by the time we completed the course I felt that I possessed unique knowledge. Such knowledge base is very important for the country in its transition to International Financial Reporting Standards".
Nigar Aliyeva, Assurance Manager in Ernst & Young and the course instructor, commented that she really enjoys teaching STG students as they are very engaging and have great ambitions.
Ilgar Veliyev, Ernst & Young Country Managing Partner, believes that devoting time and efforts to help students learn accounting is one of the important responsibilities of Ernst & Young: "Azerbaijan has made a lot of efforts to ensure transparency of the financial position of major state-owned enterprises and one of the key challenges we all face is limited number of qualified accountants. Many people who graduated from this course have subsequently studied and passed ACCA and US CPA qualifications which are the highest level of certification in the accounting profession."
Azerbaijan State Economic University is a leader in business and economics education in the country. The university attracts talented students from within the country and abroad. The university offers education in the Azerbaijani, Russian and English languages. The university's leadership supports initiatives to educate the young generation of accountants in modern global accounting standards and welcomes more extensive cooperation with Ernst & Young and the American Chamber of Commerce.
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