Friday, April 1, 2011

ACCA acknowledges new members

ACCA acknowledges new members

ACCA Pakistan held its New Member Ceremony at Serena Hotel Islamabad 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 by Mr Haroon Jan, Head of Business Development, ACCA Pakistan who congratulated the new members on their remarkable success and pointed out the benefits of professional training and development and the role of the work place mentors. He also motivated the members to continue their training and development through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for a successful career progression.

Mr Salman Amin, GM Strategy Business Planning at OGDCL, in his keynote address, welcomed the new members to the ACCA fraternity and encouraged new members to channelize their efforts towards better financial transparency, synchronized financial reporting, and effective corporate governance and risk management.

The ceremony was graced by presence of the Additional Auditor General, Mr Aneece Marghoob, as chief guest of the evening. Mr Marghoob presented awards to ACCA's long standing workplace mentors in Pakistan including Mr Riaz Pesnani, Partner KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co Chartered Accountants, Mr Mohammad Saleem, Deputy Managing Partner M. Yousuf Adil Saleem & Co Chartered Accountants and Mr Khalid Majid, Chairman and Chief Executive, Khalid Majid Rehman Chartered Accountants.

In his address Mr Marghoob highlighted the importance of professional Accountants who understand the heart of business activity. He added that, the dedication and commitment of ACCA towards the continuous professional development of its members has set it as a progressive accounting body.

The ceremony concluded with a networking dinner.