ACCA Professional 

The first semester of the program is online ready. If necessary, classes can be delivered in a virtual environment.




EY Academy of Business


The objective of the programme is to provide its participants with skills essential to professionals in contemporary organisational management. Course participants will gain highly valued knowledge used in the processes of making business decisions shaping the future of their companies regardless of the industry or location.

ACCA certification includes all these elements and is commonly acknowledged in the international community.


After finishing the course, programme participants will be ready to pass ACCA* exams at the Professional level with a good result at the first attempt.

ACCA is a prestigious professional certificate offered under the auspices of the British Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

The certificate opens the door to a career in finance and accounting as:

  • a financial controller,
  • a financial manager,
  • a reporting manager,
  • a CFO, and many more.

The skills gained during the course are also used also in non-finance-related jobs, e.g. in HR, marketing.

Programme participants will learn how to effectively persuade their colleagues, superiors, managers and company owners to accept their own solutions using concise and to-the-point presentations and strong arguments based on a professional analysis of their organisational environments. They will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills they will be able to apply in their everyday work and to develop the businesses they manage or run themselves.

The programme covers issues essential to understanding and managing finance in a business of any type and any size.

By taking part in the ACCA Professional programme, programme participants are given a unique opportunity to work in teams and motivate each other to study, establish new relationships and work directly with their coach as well as – assuming the right level of engagement – to prepare themselves well to the forthcoming exams. 

All classes are taught in English by experienced coaches from EY Academy of Business. The classes not only provide programme participants with expert knowledge but also teach them how to use it in practice. The coaches teach the best exam-taking techniques, which helps in planning the time given for the exam. 

An additional advantage is the opportunity to improve one’s business English skills.

*notice. In order to take the examination, the course participant needs to be registered at, pay the examination fee directly at ACCA, and obtain an exemption from taking lower-level ACCA exams or pass such exams.


ACCA Professional is addressed to those who wish to aim at a high professional position in any field of economy of interest to them.


Iwona Cieślak, PhD 

Doctor of economics in the field of management sciences. Faculty member of the Department of Accounting at Kozminski University. Coordinator of the Internal Audit postgraduate programme. Specialist in the field of internal audit and accounting. Certified business coach (e.g. at the Education Center of the National Chamber of Statutory Auditors). Conducts research in the area of controlling theory and standards, legislation concerning keeping financial records and making financial reports, the impact of fraud on the financial situation of businesses and on the credibility of financial statements. Practitioner of internal audit and management control. Certified risk management manager. Author of many publications on accounting. Co-creator and teacher of ACCA-accredited courses at Kozminski University. Member of the Management Board of Kozminski Business Hub sp. z o.o.


Brian Connolly, BComm, ACA, ACMA, AITI


Brian graduated in 1985 from University College, Dublin, where he studied Commerce (BComm) .
Following graduation he trained as an accountant and auditor with  BDO and in 1989 he became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI). Brian is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) where he obtained first place in Ireland in the professional exams leading to ACMA. He is now a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and also holds the Irish Taxation Institute Qualification (AITI)


For a period of 3 years he worked as an auditor in Ernst & Young Poland where he gained experience in the manufacturing, retail and distribution sectors.
Subsequently Brian worked in Ernst & Young Academy of Business as both a trainer and developer of training programmessuch as the Executive Studies in Finance with the Warsaw School of Economics. Brian has also developed and trained comprehensive accounting programmesunder IFRS and US GAAP as well as teaching the accounting and audit papers in the ACCA professional qualification.
Brian Connolly has been training managers and partners for Ernst Young in the Middles East in IFRS and developed training programmesunder IFRS in the region.

Georgia Sophocleous, FCCA, CFA


Georgia  comes from Cyprus, she is a qualified Member of ACCA and has BA in Economics and Finance from the Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa USA.


As a Senior Trainer at EY Academy of Business I have over 16 years of professional financial training experience. Many courses were delivered for Ernst & Young staff, for Ernst & Young clients and for the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). Those trainings have taken place in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Kuwait, Dubai, Qatar and Oman.
Specialising in lecturing various ACCA papers at both the Fundamental and Professioal levels: Financial Accounting (F3), Management Accounting (F2),  Performance Management (F5), Financial Management (F9), Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (P3) and Advance Perfromance Management (P5). My ACCA students have achieved many national and worldwide top ten placings.
Offering CFA seminars on Micro and Macro Economics section of CFA Level 1
Providing CPA seminars on BEC areas (Economics)
Conducting Finance for Non Financial Managers trainings at both Basic and Advanced Level.
Training-the-Trainer programmes– developing and training new trainers.
Developing and designing new training products and materials which are customised around the needs of clients.

Maciej Kocon, MA. M.Sc.


Maciek is an experienced finance professional with over 12-year experience in providing advisory to Polish and European financial institutions, gained in a risk consulting division gained in KPMG in Poland. His professional interests encompass in particular the following areas: • Application of financial instruments for risk management • Asset and liability management • Accounting for financial instruments and complex financial structures • Securitisations • M&A processes and financial due diligence of financial institutions • EU regulatory frameworks related to financial institutions (CRD, EMIR, MIFID, UCITS)
Maciek is a holder of M.Sc. In Finance and International Business obtained in 2007 from Aarhus School of Business (Aarhus University) in Aarhus, France, an M.A. in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics (Warsaw, Poland)  gained in 2004. He also holds a Certificate in Finance of EDHEC Business School (Lille, France), obtained in 204.

Relevant Training Experience and Clients

Maciek has a 10-year training experience in the area of accounting and valuation of financial instruments, hedge accounting, financial risk management in corporations and financial institutions, corporate finance and functioning of financial markets (debt and equity securities, funds, derivatives). Accounting-related courses provided by Maciek are conducted in accordance with IFRS and Polish GAAP. His training experience encompasses over 400 training hours.

Professional Experience

from 2017 – Contractor (EY Academy of Business, Warsaw, Poland)
2005 – 2017 – Manager in KPMG in Poland (Risk Consulting - Financial Risk Management)
2004 – 2005 – Treasury Products Specialist (Bank BPH S.A. (Warsaw, Poland) – Corporate Banking)

Martinos Martoudes, FCCA, CIA


Martinos is a BSc graduate of University of East Anglia with Accounting Major. He is a member of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and of the CIA Certification (Certified Internal Auditor) from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).


Since 1996, Martinos works as a Senior Trainer at the  Ernst& Young Academy of Business, in Warsaw Poland. He holds numerous training inhouse and open/public workshops on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) (Basic Level), on financial  accounting, managerial accounting, financial management, performance management (basic & advanced),  and  on advanced strategic planning and analysis.
Martinos is a very experienced lecturer of many ACCA courses, namely: (F1-Accountant in Business), F3Financial Accounting, F2- Managerial Accounting, F5-Performance Management, F9-Financial Management, P3- Business Analysis, P5-Advanced Performance Management & P1 –Governance, Risk and Ethics). He is also a trainer for CIA Part I and FFNFM (Basic & Advance Level).
He provides trainings to external EY AoB clients, as well as to students at the SGH - Warsaw School of Economics. He has lectured extensively at the postgraduate program Executive Studies in Finance; organized in cooperation with Warsaw School of Economics.
Martinos is also the author of training materials on various subjects e.g. on financial accounting, managerial accounting, performance management and strategic planning.
He is also involved extensively in Train-The-Trainer programmes at the AoB.


The condition to complete the programme is to prove one’s knowledge of all the content taught during the course. There are examinations taking place after each module. Programme participants are additionally required to take active part in the classes. The instructors specify the scope of programme participants’ own work for each module.

Małgorzata Cybulska