Volunteer takes accounting into classroom

| 14/10/2008

(CNS): Students at Cayman Prep and High School will soon be managing their pocket money a lot better thanks to Kevin Phillip, (left) a Manager at dms Management, who has volunteered to teach an accounting course to the Advanced Subsidiary Year 12 class.  Phillip is teaching ‘The Principles of Accounting’ during the first term of the academic year which will develop students’ accounting abilities and teach students about the roles and functions of accounting as an information system.

“Working with the youth is investing in our future. The dms conglomerate as a whole is keen to hire locally, which makes this opportunity ideal, as we reach out and educate local students about the financial industry and the employment opportunities therein,” said Phillip. “dms is committed to giving back to our community and it is my privilege to contribute towards the education of our future business leaders. This contribution is a progression of our ongoing commitment, and we hope to continue our relationship with Cayman’s youth.” 

Servicing a variety of hedge funds and other related entities Phillip provides management oversight to members of the corporate administrative staff. Previously, he worked as an Audit Senior at Ernst & Young in the Cayman Islands where he was responsible for coordinating and supervising the audit of both onshore and offshore hedge funds worth over $12 billion. Prior to that, he worked in the asset management practice at Ernst & Young’s New York financial services office. He holds a Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from North Carolina Central University.

The dms Organization said it has a long-standing commitment to supporting the youth of Cayman through its active involvement in the Junior Achievement Programme and participation in offering work experience to students from schools island wide. In 2007, dms Organization launched its cornerstone education initiative, the Joanna Clarke Excellence in Education Award.  A celebration of exemplary service in education, it awards a total of CI$12,000 to worthy education projects.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It is always a pleasure to see young professionals giving generously of their time to help shape the minds of our future leaders.  Nuff Respect Mr. Phillip!