Thursday, November 25, 2010

ACCA Pakistan conceives an innovative symposium

Setting the forward agenda of Business and Finance – ACCA Pakistan conceives an innovative symposium


ACCA Pakistan is organising an exciting event; Accountancy Futures Symposium – Critical issues for tomorrow's profession on the 24- 25 November in Karachi.

In the wake of global economic crises, it has become eminent for business leaders and policy gurus to question the corporate shortcomings and public practices of today and deliberate on the future best practices, for emergence of a sustainable and sound business era.

ACCA foresees accountants and finance professionals in all sectors as the true value creators across organisations; the promoters of sound business practices that drive great performance. 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.


Through the Accountancy Futures Symposium, ACCA aims is to bring together high caliber delegates and industry experts to lead a dialogue on topics that we see as the most important to the future of accounting, auditing, finance and management.


The symposium also promises to deliberate on novel agenda's like climate change, carbon emissions and water shortages, probably a bigger threat to our economies than security. Additionally, discussions will also focus on the SME and small business agenda.


Speakers from Mr Salim Chinoy, partner and country serviceline leader, Mr Ahmed D patel, Chairman Executive board E&Y, Mr Feroz Rizvi, CFO, ICI Pakistan ltd, Mr Haroon Waheed , Director HR, Unilever Pakistan Ltd, Mr Asir Manzur, Group Head Human Resource Management KESC, Mr Giuseppe Bonnano, head of Finance and control  Nestle,  Mr Monis Rahman, CEO, Naseeb Networks, Ms Neelofar Hameed, Former Head of Corporate Governance, National Investment Trust, Mr Moin M Fudda, Country Director, Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Mr Tajammal Hussain , Partner, Fakharuddion Yousufali & Co. Chartered Accountants, Mr Nadeem Yousuf Ali, Partner, M.Yousuf Adil Saleem & Co. Charterted Accountants, Mr Shabbar Zaidi, Partner, A.F Ferguson & Co. Charterted Accountants and Mr Hammar Naqi Khan., director Porgammre WWF Pakistan, Rahila Narejo, CEO Narejo Human Resources, Mehreen Khan, Barrister, Junaid Iqbal, CEO BMA Financials will be leading the discussion forums at the symposium...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Accountancy Futures Symposium - critical issues for tomorrow's profession

Accountancy Futures Symposium - critical issues for tomorrow's profession
6 days left to the registration deadline


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Telenor, ACCA re-kindle relationship

Telenor, ACCA re-kindle relationship

Telenor Pakistan Pvt Ltd has climbed up the ACCA professional ladder, by gaining a higher ACCA Approved Employer status. With this re-kindling of partnership, Telenor proves it mettle as a dynamic organisation working for the benefit, and continuous professional advancement of its employees. 'The experience that the ACCA trainees achieve within Telenor, coupled with an ethics module provides an exceptional platform for professionals to excel in their careers', said Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, in a ceremony held for awarding the Platinum level Approved Employer status to Telenor.

Also present at the ceremony was Mr Karl Erik Broten, Chief Financial Officer, Mr Murtaza Ali, Director Financial Control and Mr Naushad H. Javaid, Director People Excellence. Lauding ACCA, Mr Broten commented, 'Telenor and ACCA Pakistan share common values and a commitment to help employees gain excellence in their educational and professional careers. We have a large pool of ACCA members, trainees working in different finance and audit functions across Telenor Pakistan who are an asset to the organisation. We are committed to furthering our relationship with ACCA and offer our sincere gratitude for recognising Telenor as an Approved Employer with higher status.'

Mr Mirza appreciating the initiative of Telenor further added, 'ACCA's values of opportunity, innovation, diversity, accountability and integrity are incumbent to developing fruitful linkages within the corporate sector.'