ISLAMABAD ( PRESS RELEASE )
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has recently awarded a number of leading technology companies in Pakistan its coveted ‘Approved Employer’ status recognizing employers’ quality staff training and development.
Technology companies that have recently attained ACCA Approved Employer status under different streams include leading organisations such as Daraz.pk, CarFirst, Cheetay Logistics, Folio3 Private Limited, and Punjab Information Technology Board.
“We strongly feel that the emerging sector in Pakistan has a great potential to create jobs and improve exports. ACCA remains committed to supporting the tech industry and we’re closely working with all the players in this ecosystem to ensure these companies have access to ACCA’s world-class resources and the future-ready talent to support their growth ambitions.” – Sajjeed Aslam, head of ACCA Pakistan
ACCA has been actively involved in the innovation value chain in the country promoting emerging sectors such as shared service centres. It works closely with organisations such as National Incubation Centre to encourage new startups and ACCA qualified members are also offering pro bono services to help tech entrepreneurs with their business strategy and financial sustainability. Earlier this year, ACCA team was in Davos highlighting investment opportunities in Pakistan in the emerging sectorsat the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting.
The ACCA Approved Employer status is awarded after a robust approval process to leading organisations that offer outstanding continuing professional development opportunities to their finance professionals and that demonstrate superior professional and ethical values and governance at the workplace.
Respondent of a recent global employer survey conducted to assess the effectiveness of ACCA’s Approved Employer programme also confirm the benefits of this programme:
- 81% say their Approved Employer status helps them attract and retain good quality graduates and finance employees.
- 75% say their Approved Employer status is important to them.
- 72% say their Approved Employer status offers significant benefit to their finance employees.