Karachi, 28 February 2019: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Pakistan welcomed its new members and recognized its high achievers from across the country in glittering ceremonies in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad on February 18, 19 and 21, respectively.
The New Member Ceremonies celebrated the achievement of ACCA, on attaining the membership milestone and national, global place winners during CY2018. The new members are part of the vibrant global ACCA community of more than 208,000 members in 183 countries.
The British High Commission Islamabad joined ACCA as a co-organiser for the all three ceremonies.
The ceremony was graced by distinguished guests from Government, public-sector businesses, leading organisations and think tanks. These celebratory evenings were also a useful networking opportunity for new ACCA members to meet senior members and renowned employers.
Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail attended the ceremony in Karachi. Senator Walid Iqbal graced the event in Lahore. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education was the Chief Guest of the evening in Islamabad.
Mr. Robert Stenhouse, President, ACCA formally welcomed the newly-inducted ACCA members in his address and reminded them that becoming a member of the ACCA meant full support from a professional accountancy body with global reach. He said that ACCA fully understands the important roles accountants play in both the private and public sectors and seeks to provide members with access to resources that will ensure they develop into future strategic business leaders and can reap the full benefits of what he called an exciting profession.
Sajjad Aslam, said that, “The world needs a finance profession that provides value; makes a positive contribution; fosters sustainable growth; and problem-solves new challenges. So when you join this immensely rewarding profession, you also take on our common purpose and shared responsibility. It is up to all of us to provide this and more to businesses, societies and economies. This concept of the public value of accountancy is at the heart of everything ACCA stands for. Our mission, our vision, and the various things we do around the world are centred on the concept of ‘doing the right thing’.”
ACCA holds the New Member Ceremonies every year to commemorate the achievement of its new members with fanfare. This year’s ceremonies were special because ACCA is globally celebrating the successful launch of its Strategic Business Leader case study based exam, requiring students to demonstrate the right blend of technical, ethical and professional skills.