Ooredoo was recently certified as an ‘Approved Employer’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a global body for professional accountants. The ACCA Approved Employer certificate is an international benchmark that recognises Ooredoo’s high standards of in-house training, professional development programmes, and accountancy resources. The certification was presented to the Finance team by Maqbool Al Lawati, Chair of the ACCA Members Advisory Committee in Oman.
Abdul Razzaq Al Balushi, Chief Financial Officer said, “It is a privilege to be awarded such a prestigious certificate, which reflects the high standard of our accountancy services and team members. This key milestone is a major step that will take the development of our financial department to even greater heights, positioning our professional teams to continue growing and exceeding the expectations of our valued customers.”
The certificate is awarded to companies that offer outstanding continuing professional development opportunities to their finance professionals and demonstrate superior professional values, ethics and governance in the workplace. Companies are required to undergo special assessment against a number of best practices.
Lindsay Degouve de Nuncques, head of ACCA Middle East said, “We are delighted to provide formal recognition to Ooredoo Oman in support of their commitment to providing learning and development opportunities to their finance staff, which further supports the accounting profession in Oman and the wider Middle East. As an approved employer, Ooredoo Oman has been awarded for achieving the global benchmark that further fortifies the effort that they place in learning and development. With ACCA qualified professionals, we can continue to strengthen the accounting profession across the region, whilst creating a wider economic impact – as a result of the work that our members and employers undertake. We look forward to continue working with Ooredoo to further strengthen the accounting profession in Oman and across the region.”
Founded in 1904, ACCA has more than 188,000 fully qualified members and 480,000 students worldwide. The organisation believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to further the capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.