Susie Isaacson, ACCA’s Head of UAE.

Susie Isaacson, ACCA’s Head of UAE.

Standard Chartered Bank representatives in the UAE have been presented with a global accreditation by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for the support it provides to employees who choose to train to become ACCA members.

Standard Chartered met the quality criteria for the award of global Approved Employer (Trainee Development – Gold) status, which means that all Standard Chartered finance and accounting employees who are registered as students with ACCA will receive valuable support to help them successfully complete the ACCA examinations and gain practical experience that enables them to acquire the range of competencies required of finance and accounting professionals in business today.

The award of the accreditation, which was made globally by ACCA to Standard Chartered Bank in January 2013,  also recognises the ongoing support given by Standard Chartered for the continuing professional development (CPD) of qualified finance professionals. This accreditation for professional development was achieved by Standard Chartered in 2006.

Susie Isaacson, ACCA’s Head of UAE, who presented the certificate to Cyrus Masani, Regional CFO, MENAP at Standard Chartered Bank, said: “ ACCA greatly values the opportunities Standard Chartered provides to ACCA students and members in the UAE and  worldwide to gain an internationally recognised qualification and to pursue varied and rewarding careers.

“The ACCA UAE team looks forward to working with Standard Chartered at a regional level in a number of areas including: presentations and workshops for trainees; continuing professional development, networking and other events for finance professionals; and support to help Learning and Development personnel monitor and manage performance and ensure that finance professionals make a huge contribution to the future success of Standard Chartered,” said  Susie Isaacson.

Cyrus Masani, Regional CFO, MENAP at Standard Chartered Bank, added: “ Finance professionals have a critical role to play in protecting and creating value for the Bank, through partnering with the business to provide information and in maintaining a robust controls environment. This ACCA distinction provides our team members with professional learning and development opportunities that support this key objective.”

“We have much in common with ACCA, including a similar geographic footprint with offices across Africa, The Middle East and Asia, and with a shared interest, including a focus on developing diverse, international workforces and on nurturing business growth especially in developing markets. These synergies make ACCA a natural finance learning partner for the bank here and around the world.”