PwC Academy and Wiley expand collaboration into CFA domain

11 August 2021 2 min. read

Big Four accounting and consulting giant PwC has expanded its Middle East partnership with education group Wiley.

PwC and Wiley have been working together at a global stage for over a decade. In the Middle East, the pair have been collaborating for eight years now, focused on helping professionals – mainly finance and accounting experts – with preparing for and attaining professional certifications, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

The partnership has now been extended to also include the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification. PwC Academy (which delivers PwC’s training and education offerings) and Wiley offer exam review courses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Qatar.

Taimur Mir, PwC and Zahi Bou Kamel, Wiley

The CFA program is designed to equip professionals with skills in investment, and is considered one of the more advanced distinctions in the investment management profession. The CFA program is a three-part exam that tests the fundamentals of investment tools, valuing assets, portfolio management, and wealth planning. 

Globally, around 170,000 professionals have been handed the CFA designation, with demand among professionals in the region on the rise according to Renee Altier, Wiley Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Education and Careers. “A fast-growing number of finance professionals throughout the Middle East are seeking to advance their careers with a CFA designation.” 

Wiley and PwC’s Academy have developed a blended curriculum (both in-person and online) for professionals participating in the CFA program, housed on Wiley’s award-winning digital Efficient Learning platform.

“We are delighted to extend the benefits of Wiley’s world-class preparation materials to our colleagues and students. I look forward to the positive impact this will have on their learning experience and exam success,” said Taimur Ali Mir, Director of Professional Qualifications at PwC’s Academy. 

Beyond finance and accounting, PwC Academy also supports learning experiences in management & leadership, human resources, and digital & technology. The Academy is led by partner Amanda Line.