Dubai: ACCA has announced that FedEx Express is now an approved employer in the UAE for the professional development stream, which has also been extended to the following countries where the FedEx trainee development gold has also been approved: Bahrain, Botswana, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Oman, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.
The ACCA Approved Employer certificate was presented to Thomas Wittmann, Vice President of Finance, MEISA who further reinforced the commitment by FedEx Express in developing current and future finance talent. The certificate is awarded to leading organisations that offer outstanding continued professional development opportunities to their finance professionals and that demonstrate superior professional values, ethics and governance in the workplace.
The ACCA Approved Employer programme recognises employers’ high standards of staff training, accountancy resources and development for their ACCA members and trainees.
Thomas Wittmann, Vice President of Finance, FedEx Express MEISA stated “We are delighted to be recognized by a global professional body such as ACCA for our continued investment and drive in developing finance talent. At FedEx, we have a strategic mindset in developing our finance capabilities to ensure that our customers, team members and communities benefit. We deliver an agile service around the world to our customers, which is only possible with a team focused on continual development, compliance and a commitment to best-in-class service.”
Fazeela Gopalani, Head of ACCA Middle East said, ‘This is a remarkable partnership which brings tremendous opportunities for people not only in the UAE, but also across an array of countries and gives ACCA the chance to also demonstrate our global connections which benefits our employers.’ She added ‘We actively take the ACCA Qualification into areas of the world where it's needed for economic growth and also work on a broad range of capacity-building projects to strengthen accountancy skills and infrastructure to continue driving the profession further forward both regionally and across the world.’
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
ACCA supports its 219,000 members and 527,000 students (including affiliates) in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 110 offices and centres and 7,571 Approved Employers worldwide, and 328 approved learning providers who provide high standards of learning and development.
Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
ACCA has introduced major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com
Our unique professional quotient model highlights the combination of behaviours and qualities that an accountant needs to meet the future demands of the profession. It places technical and ethical skills firmly at the core of an individual’s success and shows the blend of ‘softer’ skills that should be developed.
The ethics and professionalism competencies that students must demonstrate throughout their ACCA journey relate to the following professional quotients:
- Vision - Applies ethical and professional values to demonstrate vision for public values and promoting the profession.
- Creative - Shows creativity in order to innovate in key areas such as professional scepticism.
- Intelligence - Used in applying professional judgement and commercial acumen and to seek specialist input when needed.
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