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ACCA to launch International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE) Qualification

KARACHI (July 20 2009) – ACCA Pakistan is launching International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE) Qualification in Pakistan this week (20 – 27 July 2009). During the week, ACCA will undertake a series of activities including presentations to well-known organisations in the IT, telecom, banking and FMGG sector and educational institutions.

Other activities include radio show, free pre-testing for ICFE exams and seminars at ICFE tuition providers including School of Business Studies, College of Accounting & Management Sciences, Centre for Financial Training & Research and Berlitz in Karachi.  These institutions are offering ICFE tuitions and test preparatory classes for students and professionals.

The ICFE Qualification is jointly developed by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Examinations. It comprehensively develops ability across the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. ICFE is particularly relevant for finance and accountancy professionals needing to perfect their financial English skills or for finance and accountancy students preparing for professional exams or individuals required to present and interpret financial information. ICFE exams will be conducted by British Council Pakistan.

We take pride in sharing with you that Cambridge ESOL examinations are recognised by over 50 well reputed organizations in UK including Pricewaterhouse Cooper, World Bank, KPMG and Procter & Gamble. In Pakistan, ICFE has been endorsed by ICI Pakistan, PTCL, Packages Ltd and Khushhali Bank.

Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan says: “Being the international language of finance and accountancy, it is vital for professionals to have first-rate financial English language skills and the ability to communicate confidently with colleagues from the international business community”.

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