A award called the Foundation Diploma was launched by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
The Foundation Diploma provides essential knowledge and skills for those students without relevant training, and a clear entry route onto ACCA’s main accountancy qualification called the ACCA qualification.
The launch event was attended by chief guest, Sabur Khan, President, DCCI, and the guest of honour was Matiul Islam Nowshad, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of RobiAxiata. The event was attended by Alan Hatfield, Director-Learning, Debbie Talbot, Head of Products, and Mohua Rashid, Country Manager of ACCA.
Mohua Rashid, Head of ACCA Bangladesh said, “We want all our aspiring finance professionals here in Bangladesh to have every opportunity for success, so we have been working closely with learning partners to develop the Foundation Diploma.”
The new ACCA Foundation Diploma has seven exams, plus the Foundations in Professionalism online module. Students will be expected to take all seven exams to gain the Foundation Diploma and will then be eligible for the ACCA qualification. With computer based exams available all year, and paper exams twice a year, the Foundation Diploma student could complete the entire Diploma in less than 12 months.
Rashid concluded, “One of ACCA’s missions is to provide opportunity and access to people of ability around the world and support our members throughout their careers in accounting, business and finance. Since our beginnings, ACCA has worked to ensure that pathways into the accountancy profession are open and accessible, regardless of people’s background and previous experience. We consider this diploma lives up to our values and mission, giving people the opportunity to progress and succeed.”