Local accounting school goes the Extra Mile to improve literacy | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten: As the only Computer Based Exam (CBE) Lab for the globally accredited ACCA and FIA examinations in the Northern Caribbean, The Extra Mile N.V has unveiled an exciting suite of courses that will increase the literacy level on St. Maarten.

The Accounting and Business School that is located in Rembrantsplein, Madame’s Estate has become one of the most recognized names in the Region. It is St. Maarten’s premier career school focusing on Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Management and Office Administration programs.

“Our programs are designed to be completed in a short period of time so our graduates can find a job, get a promotion or start their own businesses as quickly as possible. We were founded in 2004 and have been helping our students enhance their careers or return to the workforce ever since. Our core programs provide real-world, hands-on training in accounting and bookkeeping. For many, it is an effective alternative to a 2-year or 4-year degree. The Program can be completed in 3 to 5 months and positions the graduate for today’s job market at a fraction of the cost of the 2-year or 4-year degree. Our strength comes from our instructors, who all have real-world experience as practicing accountants, bookkeepers, and controllers,” school director Allison van Dam explained.

The school is currently offering an early bird special for people desirous of writing the 2015 sitting of the CSEC (former CXC) examinations.

“We have started a 6 to 9 months proprietary program targeting prospective students CSEC students. Instead of placing them in the program hastily, we nurture them with the fundamentals before administering the CSEC/CXC. Hence they will be stronger and more confident which obviously translates into a higher pass rate,” van Dam added.

She assured that local students are offered the best prices on all courses and those on a shoe string budget also enjoy payment plans interest free. Students have the added convenience of enrolling in morning, afternoon or evening classes.

Van Dam said that she was lucky to secure a partnership with the American Management Association (AMA) and Nelson Thornes so that students are provided with AMA and CSEC text books and possess globally recognized accreditation. Apart from offering the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accreditation, The Extra Mile also has on its roster Foundations In Accountancy Program, Administrative Professional Certificate in General Management , Certificate in Human Resource Management , Corporate Training, Payroll Administration Course, Secretarial Program, Manual Accounts Levels 1, 2 & 3, Microsoft Office Programs, QuickBooks Pro and Peachtree Accounting, CSEC/C.X.C & G.E.D classes.

“I have no regrets about joining the private education system because we are all about changing lives by helping people attain the career they want and deserve. We provide each student with the training that builds knowledge and confidence. Our courses are short in duration and designed to develop the skills needed in today’s job market … without spending time on electives or general courses. We also provide career services, job placement assistance, resume writing and interviewing help, professional financial services to large and small businesses,” van Dam concluded.

From now until August 31, 2014, The Extra Mile N.V is all encouraging prospective students to walk along with a copy of this newspaper article and also receive a discounted price on their tuition. For further information The Extra Mile Accounting and Business School can be contacted via email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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