CV writing and job interview tips; excelling in exams; the route to membership and the benefits of it were all discussed at an event held in Doha, Qatar, by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
The sessions, held on Wednesday 25 September, were given by Gavin Brown, senior partner at BDO Qatar; Lorraine Holleway, financial controller at Shell Qatar, Ryan Lewis, associate director for Michael Page Qatar; Faisal Mahmoud, Zam Zam Publishing; and the ACCA Middle East team.
Faisal Hajri, CFO at Qatar Foundation, said: 'I am delighted to learn that Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Doha is keen to instil in their students concepts such as market employability, besides the overall benefits of the qualification, to help candidates differentiate in a competitive world, and also inculcating ethical conduct and behaviour of professional accountants. The prime need of the hour is , for professions and professionals to be guided by a scrupulous code of conduct and to adhere to global best practices. It is imperative that these behaviours and standards originate at the student level; it is encouraging to learn that more Qatari students are moving towards professional qualifications these days. I wish ACCA all the best in reaching out to students in Qatar.'
The event also provided an opportunity for networking with fellow students and ACCA members. Participants also joined ACCA’s team in congratulating students who achieved outstanding results in June 2013 exams.
Ritu Nanda, head of ACCA Qatar, said: 'This event was held to ensure our students are ready for starting their professional careers once they are qualified, and how to prepare for the next chapter in their lives.
'This is part of ACCA’s agenda to ensure all its students become complete finance professionals, ready for business and any tasks their employers may direct to them.
'It was also an opportunity for them to find out more about what becoming an ACCA member means for them.'
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For more information, please contact:
Vana Mastromichali, ACCA Middle East
+971 4 364 2139
Notes to editors
- ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) 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 support our 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 89 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
- Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.