This program is intended for experienced investor relations professionals, individuals working closely with investor relations professionals, and individuals who have corporate experience in a related field and are interested in gaining a solid understanding of the investor relations role.
To participate in the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program you must have following:
- Have at least three (3) years investor relations experience*, OR
- Have four (4) years of related corporate experience and have participated in CIRI’s Essentials of Investor Relations program within the past five years, OR
- Have four (4) years of combined experience in investor relations and a related field and have participated in CIRI’s Essentials of Investor Relations program within the past five years; AND
- Submit two professional reference letters, one of which is from your current employer.
*Where 50% or more of your time was spend on investor relations
For more information and to register for the Essentials of Investor Relations, click here.
How to Apply
If you meet the requirements above to participate in the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program you can register online. The deadline for applications for the January 2016 Program is November 30, 2015.
The objective of this tutorial is to provide a crash course on transactional analysis and the accounting cycle, including the preparation of the balance sheet and an income statement. Many of the fundamental accounting concepts, including money measurement, entity concept, going-concern concept, matching concept, etc., will be discussed as well as the difference between accrual accounting and cash flow. In addition, time value of money will be discussed in order to understand the basics of valuation.
For more information, please contact Yvette Lokker.
IR is Becoming More Strategic
The role of investor relations has evolved significantly becoming more strategic and not just tactical. It is important for CIRI to offer professional development opportunities that enable IROs to excel in this changing environment by having strong knowledge across the array of areas requiring expertise.
Certification Curriculum Committee member and former Vice President, Investor Relations of TELUS Corporation
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