Aston University accounting students recognised by software developersMay 31, 20231 min read
- Students received a certificate and micro-credential from Tim O’Reilly
- Tim has pioneered the creation of the first auto-marked digital cloud financial skills (DCFS)
- 50 students voluntarily did the online course and took the final test.
Accounting students at Aston University have received prizes from the leader in cloud accounting and financial management software.
Tim O’Reilly, accountants partnership manager at Sage, visited the Accounting Department on Tuesday 25 April to meet with them.
Tim has pioneered the creation of the first auto-marked digital cloud financial skills (DCFS) course supported jointly by Sage and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
It gives successful students a certificate and micro-credential.
Aston University accounting students used it for the first time in 2022/23 guided by senior teaching fellow, Jonathan Mills. 50 students voluntarily did the online course and took the final test.
Professor Andy Lymer, head of the Accounting department at Aston University, said:
“Tim was really impressed with the set of results and gave prizes to the three students that performed best overall in the DCFS course and the Accounting in Practice module.
“I am really pleased with the success of the first run of this digital skills course and I look forward to inviting Sage representatives to return in the summer to strategise on expanding our work together to enhance employability and digital skills.”
Andy Lymer Professor of Accounting
Professor Lymer is an expert in taxation, personal finance, financial wellbeing, savings policy development and applied business computing.