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Accountants for Business: ACCA Pakistan Organises Conference

KARACHI (December 15, 2009) – As part of its Managing Human Capital international series of events, ACCA Pakistan organised a conference “Accountants for Business” at the Marriott Hotel Karachi. The conference provided an opportunity for senior finance and human resources professionals to deliberate over the hallmarks of a strong finance function of a sustainable enterprise, explore the new value-value-adding agenda ...

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Socio-economic factors signal shift in training needs for finance professionals: ACCA

KARACHI (November 18, 2009) – Social and economic trends have influenced dramatically the training requirements of the global finance profession, according to a new report by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). The accountancy body’s new Insight Report, “The 2009 Employer Guide to Training Trends in Finance” says that social networking habits are driving demand for e-learning. Compared with ...

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ACCA Urges Business Leaders to Look beyond Audit Committees

KARACHI (October 01, 2009) – As the code of Corporate Governance of Pakistan is being reviewed, the business case of board committees other than audit committees need to be discussed urgently and comprehensively, recommends ACCA Pakistan’s exploratory discussion paper “Looking Beyond Audit Committees”. The paper commissioned by ACCA Pakistan Corporate Governance sub-committee aims to be a worthwhile contribution to initiating ...

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ACCA launches online career planning resource for finance professionals

KARACHI (September 04, 2009) – A new online training resource – developed by accountants for accountants – is being launched by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).Called ACCA COMPASS, the resource assesses core competencies and abilities online. It is unique to ACCA and developed for accountants by finance professionals. The resources allow members to benchmark their skills against a ...

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Training of future business professionals requires overhaul – ACCA

KARACHI (August 17, 2009) – The speed of business in the 21st century means that management training and development will have to alter drastically according to 'The future of professional development', the latest report in ACCA’s (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Insight Series. According to the report, if continuous professional development programmes are to be fit for purpose, keep ...

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ACCA welcomes completion of IASB’s 'most important project'

KARACHI (July 10, 2009) – The International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new standard for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will have a significant impact on millions of companies around the world, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in welcoming the announcement. Despite concerns by many that the new simplified standard, which still runs to more than 200 ...

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ACCA calls for principles-based approach to avoid future financial shocks

KARACHI (June 26, 2009) – Financial regulation across major capital markets must be overhauled only after a comprehensive review of the factors which contributed to the global financial crisis, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in an international policy paper published today. The report, The Future of Financial Regulation, urges global authorities not to rush to introduce heavy-handed ...

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ACCA Pakistan Comments on Federal Budget 2009-10

Karachi (June 16 2009) – The federal budget announced in the National Assembly on 13 June 2009 aspires to facilitate economic stabilization by mitigating poverty, revitalizing the industrial sector, advancing the agricultural sector, reducing price inflation, raising tax revenue by relying on indirect taxes and further taxing the existing tax payers. As none of the four sectors for enhancing the ...

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ACCA Pakistan and WWF Hold Environmental Reporting Awards

Islamabad (22 April 2009): The 7th Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards (PERA) ceremony was held on Earth Day at the Serena Hotel Islamabad to award the winners of ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards 2008. Endorsed by the Ministry of Environment and IUCN Pakistan, the ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards were launched in 2002 to recognise and reward companies that report corporate ...

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ACCA awards Approved Employer status to Lahore Stock Exchange

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) awarded Lahore Stock Pakistan Ltd with Platinum Approved Employer Status and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Approved Employer Status in recognition of their commitment towards training and development of ACCA trainees and members. ACCA’s Approved Employer Scheme plays a pivotal role in the recruitment, development and retention of the ACCA trainees and members. As a ...

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