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AICPA Recommends IRS Tax Return Preparer Competency Exam Focus on Basic Knowledge to Prepare Returns

Washington DC (July 07, 2011) – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has recommended to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that the competency examination for prospective registered tax return preparer candidates should test the basic knowledge and skills required to assist individuals in filing accurate tax returns. “The content of the examination should be based on an ...

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HEC Recognizes ACCA Qualification as Equivalent to Masters Degree

KARACHI (April 30, 2011) – The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has granted equivalence to ACCA qualification to a Masters level degree. A circular issued by HEC states that: “HEC recognizes the membership of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) after completion of professional qualification and other requisites including training and required professional experience as equivalent to Masters in ...

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ACCA Pakistan Recognises Outstanding Achievement of Peshawar Student

KARACHI (April 18, 2011) – Ansar Ahmad from Peshawar in Pakistan is one of 33 students to win a global award from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for outstanding performance in their 2010 exams. Ansar Ahmad is an ACCA Prizewinner for ranking third in the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) exams. In 2010, over 205,000 students sat ACCA exams. ...

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ACCA Pakistan Holds New Member Ceremony

KARACHI (April 07, 2011) – ACCA Pakistan held its New Member Ceremony at the historic Mohatta Palace in Karachi to celebrate the achievement of new ACCA members who have attained the membership milestone during the period 2009-2010. The ceremony commenced with welcome address, delivered by Mr Mubashir Dagia, Chairman ACCA Pakistan members' network panel who welcomed the new ACCA members ...

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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 ...

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ACCA Launches New Suite of Awards: Foundations in Accountancy

KARACHI (January 31, 2011) – ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has launched Foundations in Accountancy, a new flexible suite of entry-level awards, designed to meet the needs of both students and employers. Foundations in Accountancy was created after detailed consultation with employers, learning providers, members, students and other professional accountancy bodies and regulators. Foundations in Accountancy provides a ...

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ACCA Brings Finance Employers and Trainees Together through Talent Gymanisum

ISLAMABAD (January 21, 2011) – ACCA Pakistan today organised Talent Gymnasium, an exciting event that served as a unique platform for dual objectives of honing professional skills of finance and accounting trainees and bringing together ACCA’s key employers and talented trainees in Islamabad. The Talent Gymnasium featured a perfect mix of professional skills workshops on interpersonal skills and team skills ...

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AICPA Announces Launch of New Uniform CPA Examination Format

New York, N.Y. (January 5, 2011) – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and Prometric have launched the new Uniform CPA Examination, called CBT-e, which includes for the first time questions on International Financial Reporting Standards among other sweeping and significant changes. Changes were approved by the AICPA Board of Examiners based ...

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Governor Sindh Meets ACCA High Achievers

KARACHI (October 6, 2010) – ACCA Pakistan's High Achievers were recently honored the opportunity to meet Governor of Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ibad at the Governor House in presence of leadership from ACCA. Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Mr Shamez Mukhi, Head of Marketing, Communications and Media Relations, Mr Taimur Beiram Khan, Manager Business Development and Ms Almas ...

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ACCA Trains Career Advisors

LAHORE (September 24, 2010) – ACCA Pakistan recently organized a one-day Career Counseling workshop for teachers and student advisors at a local hotel in Lahore. ACCA recognizes the integral role career guidance plays in helping students identify their natural talents in order to pursue a career promising them professional success. The workshop was based on the concept that the best ...

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