Thursday, June 10, 2010

ACCA - PIFRA sign MoU for Financial English training

ACCA - PIFRA sign MoU for Financial English training

Islamabad: 10 June 2010: ACCA Pakistan reiterated the value of
Cambridge ICFE (International Certificate in Financial English) to its
partners in the corporate and public sector. ICFE - a joint
qualification of ACCA and University of Cambridge aimed at assessing
English language skills in the context of finance, accounting, and
auditing. It develops and validates first-rate English language skills
in four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Keeping in view the working of DAGP (Department of Auditor General of
Pakistan) and the CGA and their capacity building plans under PIFRA,
the concept of certification in Financial English was introduced to
PIFRA (Project for Improvement of Financial Reporting and Auditing)
and the DAGP. PIFRA recognizes the utility of this certification and
thus entered into an agreement with ACCA Pakistan and CFTR (Centre for
Financial Training and Research) for training 200 DAGP and CGA
officers and staff within a span of six months. Training will be
arranged at the Audit and Accounts Training Institutes at Islamabad,
Lahore and Karachi after the closing office hours.

Being an ACCA Approved Employer, the relationship between DAGP/PIFRA
and ACCA Pakistan stands further strengthened.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Suhail Ahmed, Project Director, PIFRA
said, "We seek value addition for our employees for effective outputs
and outcomes. This partnership between DAGP and ACCA Pakistan is
unique and may prove to be cornerstone for other similar progressive
initiatives." Also present at the signing ceremony were Mr Muhammed
Abdul Basir, Director General Operations, PIFRA, Mr. Fida Muhammad, DG
HRM, DAGP, Mr. Muhammad Ayaz, Director Training PIFRA, Mr. Muhammad
Salim Khan, Deputy Director Training, PIFRA, Mr. Mujtaba Iqbal, CEO,
Centre of Financial Training and Research and Mr. Shamez Mukhi, Head
of Marketing, Communications and Media Relations, ACCA Pakistan.