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ACCA partners with accredited institutions to equip finance professions with right skills, talent

By Standard Reporter | February 27th 2015

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), has opened an office in Dar-es-Salam to enhance the financial capacity needed for the profession in the region. The opening is in line with ACCA’s commitment to acting in the public interest, promoting ethical business and supporting economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jamil Ampomah, ACCA Director sub-Saharan Africa said: “Our presence here will ensure the potential for Tanzania is met through leveraging ACCA’s global strategy, together with efforts being made already to develop strong finance professionals by other national organisations. The integrity of ACCA’s qualification will ensure the country and region benefits from our highly trained and qualified members.

ACCA recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dar-es-Salaam Stock Exchange and the presence in the country will help increase awareness of the role of capital markets through collaboration with accredited employers such as PwC, KPMG, Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

‘Our partnership helps such accredited firms grow by developing their finance capability and enhancing their brand reputation.” added Ampomah.

Helen Brand, ACCA’s Chief Executive said: “We will continue supporting Tanzania’s economic and social developments and deliver public value by strengthening relationships with the government, regulators, universities, the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) - and other organisations in the country.’’

Tanzania has undergone significant political and economic reforms in recent years. As interest in the country continues to grow, there is an increasing need for qualified business and finance leaders who are well-versed in finance, management, strategy, corporate governance, and ethics.

 ‘Our qualified finance professionals contribute positively to businesses and economies in all stages of development. We look forward to further strengthening relationships with the government, regulators, universities, the national body -. We will continue supporting Tanzania’s economic and social developments and deliver public value.”

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