ACCA creates future-ready and strategic finance professionals
>>ACCA provides a world-standard professional education and empowers professional accountants with business relevant skills
With India’s 29 states now operating as a single economic market, there is a clear demand for finance professionals who possess international as well as national expertise, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), a global body for professional accountants.
Through a network of Gold Approved Learning Providers throughout Kerala and across the sub-continent, ACCA provides a globally relevant professional qualification in accountancy and finance that supports students so they can gain a competitive advantage in the workplace, while also providing the skills needed by employers.
ACCA is working in partnership with learning providers and employers in Kerala and across India, meeting young peoples’ aspirations to access quality education so that they can embark on a financial career. ACCA’s research into the hopes and aspirations of Generation Next in India shows that a career in finance is sought after, with 86% of respondents between the ages of 18 to 35 agreeing that finance career experience is valuable to be a leader of an organsiation in the future.
ACCA’s Director Emerging Markets, Lucia Real-Martin, said: ‘Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India and it’s our clear aim to foster business relevant skills in our students to fast-track their growth. That’s why we work so closely with colleges and employers in Kerala to enrich careers, providing people with a qualification that is truly global, while also growing the talent pipeline of the state. Ultimately this is about enhancing its capacity to attract global business investment.
‘With trusted learning providers, we work to supplement academic degrees with the ACCA Qualification, so that graduates are realising their potential. Sought-after by employers here in India and the world over, the ACCA Qualification opens doors, letting people take their career in any direction. Employers know that ACCA qualified professionals are trained to the very highest standards, with the local and global awareness that is much in demand.
‘Kerala has excellent higher and professional education provision for its young people, and working together we are shaping the future of the profession.’
Along with the ACCA Qualification that prepares students to be work-ready, ACCA and its learning partners together host seminars, conferences, skills development projects, research and exchange programmes to which students have access.
Md. Sajid Khan, Head of International Development ACCA added : ‘Our aim is to work in partnership with learning providers to secure and maintain the best quality facilities for students studying ACCA. We know that employers want forward-thinking accountants with excellent professional, ethical and technical skills – accountants who can be trusted to safeguard India’s business and economic development.’