Phoenix Financial Training was established in Dubai in 2006 by David Thomasson and Victoria Hartley. As a past Director of Kaplan David brings with him over 20 years of experience in the training profession.
We are licensed in the DIFC and deliver courses leading to Professional Finance Qualifications in ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ACT and CMA. In addition we offer a range of bespoke wider financial courses in Financial Awareness Building and Corporate Treasury.
Our mission is to bring the highest standards of classroom instruction and customer service to the MENASA region. We employ only the very best tutors who are the envy of our competitors and deliver courses in the UAE and India – our ambition is to extend the range of our provision throughout the region and enable an ever broadening group of students to benefit from our expertise and achieve the qualifications that will be a passport to their Professional success.
Over the years we have grown significantly and have many hundreds of students studying with Phoenix including students from the ‘Big 4’, large private companies, Sovereign wealth funds and a very large number of Independent students. Please check out the many testimonials provided on this website and our facebook page and be assured that in joining Phoenix you are availing yourself of the very best standards of Professional Examination Training, the equal of anything available in the World. At Phoenix we always, and without compromise, put STUDENTS FIRST and this is reflected in our timetabling, course delivery and student support.
Ever since setting base in the U.A.E and establishing Phoenix Financial Training as the No.1 training providers for finance and accounting professional qualifications in the region, Phoenix has spread its wings to other parts of the world and now operates a centre in India and is involved in the training initiatives of leading corporates including governmental, semi-governmental organizations and selected public courses in Oman and Qatar.
Phoenix aims to bring the same ‘Platinum’ standards of training to all our training assignments across the various countries we operate in. We use our trainers from our main centre in the U.A.E. alongside hand-picked and highly qualified and experienced trainers from the individual regions in the delivery of our courses outside the U.A.E
Currently we offer the ACCA qualification and be-spoke corporate training programmes on topics including IFRS in our centre in Cochin (India).
We offer courses for selected ACCA examinations in Oman and Qatar to support student needs for quality training besides serving the corporate training needs in these regions.
To know more please visit our dedicated India Website
Founder & Managing Director
David has over 20 years experience in the UK, Africa, Gulf and India. David is a fellow of CIMA and worked in industry for many years before moving into training in the 1990s. David is the founder and Managing Director of Phoenix.
Victoria has 8 years experience in the Gulf and India. Victoria is ACCA qualified and previously worked in Audit before becoming Financial Controller at FedEx UK
Vignesh has 8 years experience in the Gulf and India. Vignesh is ICAI, CIMA and ACCA qualified with a variety of work experience in both Audit and Accounts Management and is also an experienced marker
Nikhil has six years experience in the Gulf and India. Nikhil is ACCA qualified and worked for KPMG for four years before moving to Phoenix
ZAINAB HAMEER MASTERS
Zainab joins us from LSBF London. She has previously worked for Kaplan UK. Zainab is an experienced professional tutor who will considerably add to the experience within the Phoenix team
Preethy has 5 years experience in the Gulf and India. Preethy is ACCA qualified, studied in the UK and worked for four years in Audit with KPMG before moving to teach for Phoenix
Ryan previously had 5 years experience in practice. He has now been teaching for 4 years and has taught all syllabus areas of the AAT qualification and foundation levels of ACCA and CIMA MG for four years before moving to Phoenix
RONA RACHAEL NINAN
Rona is ACCA qualified and teaches both ACCA and CIMA. Rona has previously taught in the Phoenix India centre and has been very successful in working closely and supporting our younger students
Sanjay is ACCA qualified and a very enthusiastic young tutor who specialises in Management & Financial Accounting. Sanjay has a strong academic background and teaches for Phoenix in Dubai and India
Sarah is ACCA qualified with over 4 years of professional experience in PwC before joining Phoenix as a lecturer. Sarah specialises in Financial Reporting and Audit bringing her professional experience into the classroom
After training as a Business Analyst in Industry, Taha joined the Phoenix team in 2015. Previously a high scoring Phoenix student, he has a number of years post qualification commercial experience whilst also marking for Phoenix throughout this time. Taha lectures for the ACCA and CIMA qualifications.
Customer Services Administrator
I wanted to give a big thank you to the entire Phoenix team for playing an integral role in my journey of becoming an ACCA affiliate and for providing us with such an incredible opportunity through the OBU mentoring sessions. Heeba, you were amazing! Thank you for all your support (and for entertaining our million questions out of class hours).
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Phoenix @ UAE congratulates Faiz Patel for achieving the top score in the UAE for paper F6 for the December 2014 examinations. We wish him all the best to continue his good run!
Phoenix Financial Training
Level 3 Gate Village Building 2
Dubai International Financial Centre