The global business services, shared services and outsourcing industry is one of the fastest growing worldwide and is a key component of many finance transformation programmes.
ACCA’s Certificate has been developed in consultation with over 50 major employers across the world, and is designed to develop the technical skills, industry knowledge, business acumen and analytical capabilities needed to add value to business’ finance functions.
ACCA’s director of professional education, Reza Ali, says: ‘ACCA does the hard work for businesses. We research ever-changing industry and learner needs, source and design industry-relevant courses and certificates, then offer them on our world-class LMS to ensure superior learning experience for our partners, catering to their unique learning and talent development needs.
‘Our new GBS certificate will give finance talent working in the global shared services sector the skills and expertise they need to perform successfully in a GBS organisation. It will introduce them to the business model of shared services and outsourcing and develop the technical skills, industry knowledge, business acumen and analytical capabilities needed to add value across the entire delivery model.
‘It is delivered through ACCA Learning, our online learning platform offering future-focussed continuous learning solutions for finance professionals.’
There are five key modules included, which are delivered over 30 hours of interactive online learning and employees will:
- discover the principles and practice that define the best shared services teams
- gain the skills and expertise to design better processes and manage change
- learn how to harness innovative tech
- develop key business skills needed in a GBS environment
Learners will receive a recognised qualification – the Certificate in Global Business Services upon successful completion of the course.
Find out more here https://www.accaglobal.com/SmarterGBS
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