Chairman's Message


Phoenix have operated in the Gulf region for over ten years and we are very proud of our achievements. Over this time we have supported over 1000 individuals to attain their ACCA status and currently add about 200 more each year. Along the way we have achieved 8 Global prize-winners and many regional high achievers. We started operating in India some years ago and have now established our own permanent presence in Cochin – this is intended to be the first of many with a committed to extend the same standards to many other parts of India. We see huge potential growth in UK qualifications in India and it is our intention to be at the forefront of this development. We have achieved our success in the Gulf by always putting ‘students first’ and this is the principle that we bring to our India operations. We look forward to supporting our students through excellent customer service, wonderful teaching and an exam focussed classroom experience which has already resulted in many new PFT Affiliates in India. You have my personal assurance that choosing Phoenix for your Accounting education in India will be a decision that you will never regret. ‘Students first’ is not just a motto for us – it is the way we run our business.

David Thomasson

Corporate Profile

Phoenix Institute for Financial Training (P) Limited, India is an extension of Phoenix Financial Training, the No.1 and longest standing platinum financial training provider in the Middle East ,based out of Dubai, U.A.E.

The courses in India are run as an extension of Phoenix operations in the Middle East and we aim to replicate the quality and standards of delivery that have proven unmatched in the region at our Indian centres. Our UK style courses are run by trained tutors (some of who are full times subject specialists from outside India including Phoenix Dubai and fly out for our courses every month).

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Phoenix Financial Training (PFT) was established in Dubai in 2006, operating as a DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) licensed training company offering a combination of best-in-class exam-based training for UK professional accounting and finance qualifications including ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and ACT, and also catering to the customized needs of corporate clients through bespoke financial courses aimed at building financial awareness within organizations.

PFT was founded by David Thomasson and Victoria Hartley to give budding accounting and finance professionals in the Middle East an opportunity to gain access to the highest standards of financial training. David, as a past director of Kaplan (formerly known as FTC, one of the two largest financial training providers in the UK) brought with him over 20 years of experience in this sector, with an unmatched passion to significantly elevate the echelons of training and redefine the professional training market. This has now become a reality with PFT now recognized as the leading brand in the region for UK professional exam based financial training.  PFT is the preferred training partner for many of the large governmental, semi-governmental organizations in the Middle East particularly in the U.A.E and Oman and has been a proud partner in local talent building across these organizations.

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Since Phoenix began offering courses in India, it has run standard UK style courses and currently operates out of Cochin.

Phoenix uses state of art technology in the form of tablets and e-study resources to supplement the time-tested regular face-to-face course delivery process. We believe in investing heavily in tutor training and in the development world-class course structure designs that are guaranteed to offer exam success to diligent students.

Our Journey


Established in the U.A.E



Started working with Big 4 firms and other semi-governmental clients in financial talent building



Awarded Platinum status in the U.A.E by the ACCA, the first in the region



Began offering courses for the CIMA qualification



Began offering courses for the ICAEW qualification and CFAB (Certificate in Finance and Business)



Began involvement in the corporate training market in Oman, further expanding reach in the Middle East



Establishment of operations in Cochin, India



Began offering the ACT (Association of Corporate Treasurers) qualification



Launch of the PIPS (Phoenix Intern Partnership Scheme) to enable student internships and placements globally

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Opening of new dedicated student center in Cochin, India


2016 and ahead

Continue expanding the global footprint of Phoenix with motto of ‘Students first’


Our Mission and Accreditations

Phoenix Institute for Financial Training in India shall work with the vision of providing quality education to the young, budding stars of the country with a view to providing India with an energetic unit of youthful, talented accountants with an international perspective.

We always endeavour to cultivate a culture of and belief in our motto of ‘Students First’.

Phoenix is proud to be globally working with a number of finance and accounting professional bodies in delivering the highest quality training for those pursuing these qualifications. Testimony to the standards we deliver are the below accreditations

Phoenix in the UAE is proud to be associated with the following professional bodies. We aim to replicate this in the years to come in India

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Longest Standing platinum provider in the Middle East


Approved Training  partner in the Middle East


Approved training provider in the Middle East


Exclusive training partner in the Middle East


Training partner


Phoenix believes in investing in people, for our business is all about people. We are constantly on the lookout for quality people with the abilities to enhance the customer experience for our students and trainees, whether it be in the capacity of lecturers, administrators, student Relations Executives or Career Advisors.

Roles and domains of work that may be of interest to you within Phoenix India:

  • Lecturers (ACCA /CIMA / Other finance and accounting qualifications)
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Corporate and customer relations
  • General administration

If you feel you have it in you to be part of our team in India and get the opportunity to collaborate and enjoy the benefits of being a part of a growing world-class team across our locations, please send us your resume and express your area of interest