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New IS Audit and Assurance Standards Released: Effective from November 2013

Information System Audit and Assurance Standards

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL, USA (July 30, 2013) – ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) has issued revised Information Systems (IS) Audit and Assurance Standards. The standards have an effective date of 1 November 2013. Introduced in 1988, the IS Audit and Assurance Standards define mandatory requirements for information systems (IS) auditing and reporting. They inform management of the expectations ...

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ACCA and WWF Organize Green Economy Forum Pakistan 2013

ACCA WWF Green Economy

ISLAMABAD (June 06, 2013) – ACCA and WWF Pakistan yesterday hosted the Green Economy Forum in Islamabad. The event attracted 150 participants including some CEOs, CFOs, ACCA members and other professionals from corporate, public sector and practice, NGOs and Media. The discussion forum ‘Corporate Pakistan Leadership in the Green Economy’, was led by industry experts including Javed Jabbar, Former Global ...

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ACCA and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce (RCCI) sign MoU for Collaboration

RCCI and ACCA Pakistan MOU Signing

ISLAMABAD (March 12, 2013) – ACCA Pakistan (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and RCCI (Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry) signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week to work together to support the business community by building its capacity and capability. The collaborative initiative will be in sharing research, policy views, training and development of business functions in large as ...

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Industry CFOs Want Recruits to be Complete Finance Professionals: ACCA Research

Finance Professionals

KARACHI (February 22, 2013) – Majority of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) looking to appoint new staff for their businesses say they should ideally have both a breadth and depth of finance expertise and capabilities, a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) reveals. ACCA asked CFOs what was important to them when it comes to appointing newly ...

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IBA and ICAP Design Programme Combining Undergraduate Degree in Accounting with CA Qualification

IBA ICAP Undergraduate Degree in Accounting

KARACHI (February 12, 2013) – Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) has designed an innovative four-year programme of combining the undergraduate academic degree in Accounting and Finance with a professional Chartered Accountancy qualification. Among other things, the programme also provides an exemption of four modules (12 subjects) from the CA ...

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ACCA Organizes Accountants for Business Global Forum Pakistan 2012

KARACHI (November 21, 2012) – ACCA Pakistan yesterday organised Accountants for Business Global Forum Pakistan 2012 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi. The event aimed to surface the challenges facing businesses and in particular the accountancy profession through an exciting mix of three panel discussions. These innovative discussions were moderated by prominent industry experts including Mr. Junaid Iqbal, CEO Elixir Securities, Leon ...

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Opportunity Exists for CPAs to Better Leverage Emerging Technologies: AICPA Survey

NEW YORK (Mar. 14, 2012) – Like other business professionals, CPAs continue to wrestle with the best strategy to maximize the benefits of emerging technologies, such as mobile devices and cloud computing, according to the 2012 Top Technology Initiatives Survey by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Survey takers said they are successfully meeting most of their technology priorities, from ...

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Global Accountancy Body Discusses the Future of the Profession in Afghanistan

DUBAI (March 14, 2012) – ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) hosted an event on 14 March to discuss the future of the accountancy profession in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Stakeholders’ Roundtable was held in Dubai, and was attended by a number of experts with interests in building the accountancy profession in the country, from employers representing a wide range ...

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ISACA and SFIA to Map CISA and CISM Certifications to Skills Framework for the Information Age

Rolling Meadows, IL (March 09, 2012) – The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), a model for matching the skills of the IT workforce to the needs of the business, has recognized two ISACA certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). CISA, established in 1978, has been earned by more than 90,000 professionals since ...

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