ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) will be introducing a new special centre for the December 2013 examination session in Atyrau. This important milestone will address the needs of local students from the Western Kazakhstan region.
ACCA has recognised the need of providing a practical solution for students currently working towards qualifying as members. There are around 90 existing ACCA students in Western Kazakhstan currently undertaking the qualification through employers such as Exxon Mobil, British Gas, Eni, Shell (JV companies), Maersk, NCPOC and others. The ACCA Qualification is administered by the British Council, which is the exclusive delivery partner for ACCA in Kazakhstan.
Altyn Shakirkhanova, ACCA business development manager, said: 'ACCA has always strived to meet local needs of both students and members wherever possible. One of our main goals, especially when developing in a growing market, is to assist students to succeed in papers where they can.
'Many of our students work very hard to achieve the ACCA Qualification. The opening of the special examination centre in Atyrau should make the journey of converting to membership from being a student that much easier. We look forward to seeing the growth of the accountancy profession in Kazakhstan.'
Ms. Shakirkhanova concluded: 'Investment projects between the UK and Kazakhstan will benefit both economies and in order to ensure we remain a competitive partner, ACCA will continue to be invested in building capacity within the region.'
Simon Williams, the Director of the British Council in Kazakhstan said: 'The British Council has been administering the ACCA examination in Kazakhstan since 1998. It is the most sought-after professional qualification in the country and we are happy to support ACCA with opening a new examination centre in Atyrau, thereby helping even more Kazakhstani specialists to enhance their professional development.'
For more information, please contact:
Lali Sindi, ACCA Newsroom
+ 44 (0) 207 059 5643
+44 (0) 7921 698085
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.
- The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our 7000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes.