Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Train The Trainer - ACCA Pakistan Train the Teacher Initiative

Train The Trainer - ACCA Pakistan Train the Teacher Initiative

As part of ACCA continued efforts to develop excellence in professional accounting education and establish best practices amongst tertiary accounting education providers, ACCA Pakistan organised "Train The Trainer" workshop on 26 October 2010 in Lahore. Dr Afra Sajjad, Head of Education and Policy Development of ACCA Pakistan and Mr Fasi Zaka were the event facilitators.
The workshop participants were faculty members of ACCA Approved Learning Partners and tuition providers in Pakistan. The participants appreciated ACCA's innovative efforts for enhancing the capacity of professional accounting education faculty. They were of the opinion that the workshop was useful and relevant to their work as it enabled them to learn new teaching skills and methods. They opined that the workshop has energised them and they were motivated to improving students' exam performance and professionalism.
Speaking at the event, Dr Afra Sajjad, Head of Education and Policy Development of ACCA Pakistan stated "Train The Trainer is manifestation of ACCA Pakistan commitment to faculty development of professional accounting education tuition providers. She discussed the ideas on how to prepare for more effective sessions, how to improve study support to students and pass rates? How to tailor general exam techniques to their respective papers and formulate action plan for implementation of best teaching practices. She said our students have demonstrated ability and potential to be world class professional accountants. Through initiatives like "Train the Trainer" we are facilitating ACCA tutors to help young men and women of Pakistan pursue their ambition of successful career in finance, accounting and taxation successfully as well as be world class professional accountants".
The last session of the workshop 'Bridging gaps: enhancing exam excellence' was conducted by Mr Fasi Zaka, who is a Television & Radio host, Political Columnist, Satirist, Academic & Rhodes scholar in Pakistan. His session was designed to give an opportunity to the tutors to discuss and focus on the challenges of teaching ACCA, the session also suggested a road map towards resolving these challenges.....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Education Minister appreciates ACCA Pakistan high achievers

Education Minister appreciates ACCA Pakistan high achievers

Islamabad: The Federal Minister for Education, Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali presided over the ACCA high achievers ceremony at the Pakistan Secretariat yesterday. Along with the ACCA high achievers, Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Ms Sarah Jafri, Assistant Manager Business Development and Ms Noorulain Zafer, Marketing Officer ACCA Pakistan were also present at the ceremony.

The minister awarded certificates to four global winners and nine national winners of ACCA and CAT exams held globally in December 2009 and June 2010. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mirza said that Pakistan has an infinite potential of human capital and ACCA is very proud of the competent young men and women for excelling at global and national levels. He added that ACCA has very strong linkages with employers in Pakistan and strives to develop the footprint of the ACCA Qualification in the country and abroad.

Minister Sardar Asseff Ahmad Ali lauded the achievement of the young high achievers and appreciated the contribution ACCA Pakistan has made to the accountancy profession in not only developing a competitive qualification but also encouraging the students, trainees and members to become business leaders. He added that professional bodies like ACCA are strategically positioned to provide talented and dynamic workforce demanded by businesses of the 21st century both in the public and private sector.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Accountancy Futures Symposium-critical issues for tomorrow's profession (24, 25 November)

This is an opportunity to attend one of the most innovative and exciting events in 2010.

The economic, political and environmental climate has exposed shortcomings in the way public policy and regulation have developed in areas such as financial regulation, financial reporting, corporate transparency, climate change and assurance provision.

In response to the challenges presented to the accountancy profession by this new business environment, ACCA's Accountancy Futures Symposium has four areas of focus - access to finance, audit and society, carbon accounting, and narrative reporting. This unique event will contribute to the forward agenda of the profession, business and society at large.

More and more businesses demand from their finance function the ability to think about the future of the business, scan the horizon for business opportunities, design new business models and contribute to the innovation of products, services and processes.

As businesses position themselves through unique value propositions to gain competitive advantage, the war for talent will increase. Pakistan with a growing young population of generation Y must appreciate the aspirations of both youth and employers, to leverage on this the symposium features a special session Generation Y: Realising the Potential .

The centre pieces of ACCA's Accountancy Futures symposium will be:

The value of Audit in the modern world
Demonstrating Responsibility: Reporting Futures
Accountants: SMEs Best Friend
Generation Y: Realising the Potential

Be a part of these thought leadership discussions for an unparallel insight into the future of your Business and Profession by participating in the ACCA Pakistan Accountancy Futures symposium – critical issues for tomorrow's profession.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

ACCA High Achievers Ceremony-2010

ACCA High Achievers Ceremony-2010

ACCA Pakistan is organising High Achiever's ceremony 2010 in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad on 5th October, 14th October and 19th November respectively to celebrate the extra ordinary accomplishments of High Achievers of CAT and ACCA Qualifications in December 2009 and June 2010 exam sessions. This year's ceremony will appreciate the achievement of 91 place winners; with 72 national positions and 19 global positions in the CAT and ACCA exams.
ACCA Pakistan congratulates the Pakistani High Achievers who have demonstrated potential to be leaders of the Accountancy professions and contribute to a sustainable growth of business in the country, equipped with in-depth knowledge and distinguished skills underpinned by strong values of professionalism and ethics...