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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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ACCA challenges G20 to adopt a global reporting language

The G20 members’ meeting in London on 2 April 2009 must establish a new architecture for global financial and economic relations, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in a discussion paper about the upcoming summit. Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, says: “The G20 have many problems to solve – how to cope with the increasing complexity ...

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ACCA Hosts Conference: Accountancy Creating Resilient Enterprises

(12 March 2009 – Karachi) ACCA Pakistan hosted SME Conference at a local hotel where ACCA launched its SME Policy “Supporting Enterprises Globally”. The conference provided a useful forum to discuss the challenges faced by SMEs in the current global economic climate and proposed pragmatic solutions to the key issues impeding growth of this crucial sector of countrys economy. The ...

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ACCA sees global membership growth during 2008

The global membership of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) grew by around 9,000 last year, making 2008 the highest year of growth for the last five years, it was announced today. The figures maintain ACCA’s status as the fastest-growing global professional accountancy body, with members in 170 countries. ACCA now has a total of 131,500 members, which represents ...

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