4 August 2012

ACCA Jobs market in Pakistan

To get information about scope of ACCA jobs in Pakistan, one can check various networking sites like linkedIn.  There exist great number of Pakistani professionals who are working in various national, and multi national companies in Pakistan.  Remember having ACCA degree in your hand does not mean that you are going to be the SEO of some company.  ACCA opens routs for you for a prosperous future and career.

The reality is that in today’s competitive jobs market in Pakistan, everyone is opting for a second qualification.  This is the reason that you will find people having CA, are doing ACCA or CFA.  Same is the case with the MBA and MPA degree holders.  They are also interested getting cIMA or ACCA or CFA to get better job.  Jobs opportunities of accounting professionals are mostly available in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi.

After completing your ACCA, you find two ways to start training i.e. go to the Corporate Sector and join any Multi national or national company like ICI Pakistan, Packages Ltd or One can find a career in financial organization i.e. banks.  

Accounting Degree is the best path for a lucrative career in Pakistan and nothing can be compared with this career option.  As an auditor in a firm, one can get latest training of the field.  There need to create awareness among Pakistani students about ACCA or other Accounting Degrees. 

Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (Designatory letters ACCA or FCCA). As of April 2010 it is one of the largest and fastest-growing global accountancy bodies with 147,000 members and 424,000 students in 170 countries. The Institute's headquarters are in London with the principal administrative office being based in Glasgow. ACCA work through a network of 83 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.

The term 'Chartered' in ACCA qualification refers to the Royal Charter granted in 1974 by Her Majesty the Queen in the United Kingdom.

Since Chartered Certified Accountant is a legally protected term, individuals who describe themselves as Chartered Certified Accountants must be members of ACCA and, if they carry out public practice engagements, must comply with additional regulations such as holding a practising certificate, being insured against any possible liability claims and submitting to inspections.

The Association of Authorised Public Accountants (AAPA), one of the British professional bodies for public accountants, has been a subsidiary of ACCA since 1996.

ACCA works in the public interest, assuring that its members are appropriately regulated for the work they carry out and, promoting principles-based approaches to regulation. ACCA as an organisation actively seek to enhance the public value of accounting in society through international research, taking a progressive stance on global issues to ensure accountancy as a profession continues to grow in both reputation and influence.

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