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Record Numbers Appear for ACCA Exams

KARACHI (February 25, 2011) – Results from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) examinations in December reveal that a record 205,000 sat papers, with more than 6,000 taking a major step towards membership of the global body for professional accountants.

Candidates around the world took more than 397,000 papers, with 6,420 students successfully completing their final ACCA exams and a further 2,926 students completing the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) exams.

Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, said: “We are delighted to see students successfully completing their examinations and demonstrating those skills demanded by employers in these challenging times. ACCA is committed to developing professional accountants who can create value within business – and this is a good time to be qualifying as an ACCA member. Recent research by ACCA shows that CEOs expect demand for finance specialists to rise, with more than 70% seeing a need for more specialised finance roles in the future. The skills at the top of the CEO’s wish lists – financial analysis for business decision making; risk management/internal control and budgeting and financial forecasting – are all fundamental elements of the ACCA Qualification.”

“We congratulate the students who have now completed their ACCA exams and we look forward to welcoming them to ACCA membership on completion of their practical experience requirements and professional ethics module. We would also like to congratulate those who completed the CAT exams,” he added.

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