Catherine Edwards

Title: IAESB Technical Advisor for Rania Mardini

Country: United Kingdom

Catherine Edwards is Director of Qualifications at the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) where she has specific responsibility for Qualification performance and standards.

Ms. Edwards joined ACCA in 2005 as Head of Qualifications. Both her team and the scope of her role expanded over the years and she became Director of Qualifications in 2012, managing development, content and production of all ACCA exams, including the introduction of online exams using word processing and spreadsheet tools, and the application of psychometrics in results. Additionally she has led qualification-related projects across different sectors for various markets worldwide.

Initially qualifying as a teacher after university, Ms. Edwards trained as an accountant, qualifying with the ACCA while working in a mixed general practice. This training provided experience in many areas of accounting and tax, as well as audit of different sectors. Once qualified, she returned to her educational roots and taught for over ten years, specializing in financial reporting and auditing subjects before joining ACCA’s staff.

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