Thursday, December 17, 2009

Press Release: ICFE - when English really counts

17 December 2009

 Press Release: ICFE- when English really counts

 ACCA Pakistan is celebrating the Launch of Cambridge ICFE (International Certificate in Financial English) with a unique duplet of Talk show and Comedy theatrical performance on 19 December 2009 at The Aga Khan Auditorium, Karachi at 4.00pm.

 Cambridge ICFE is a language qualification assessing English language skills in the context of finance and accounting. It develops and validates first-rate English language skills in four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 The Talk Show, moderated by Ayesha Tammy Haq, will feature expert opinions from industry leaders, including Mr Syed Masoud Ali Naqvi, Senior Partner, KPMG Taseer Hadi and Company, Ms Rahila Narejo, Sr HR Consultant, Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan  and Mr Junaid Iqbal, CEO BMA Financials, on 'harnessing Finance Talent of Pakistan'.

 This informative discussion will be followed by a comical theatrical performance "Ooh! My Proposals" adapted from Anton Chekov's play 'Marriage Proposals' and directed by Mr Faisal Malik, Director, Thespianz Theatre.


 Notes to Editors

1.   ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We have 362,000 students and 131,500 members in 170 countries worldwide.

  1. ACCA has worked with governments, national organisations and development agencies in emerging economies- for over 20 years- promoting the accounting profession, to create value for the communities, businesses and individuals it serves.
  2. ACCA believes that globalisation of business means that one set of reporting standards is essential. We favour the principles-based IFRS.
  3. ACCA understands the real issues facing small businesses as 63,000 of our members work in SMEs or small partnerships worldwide.

 Husnain Rasheed