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ACCA signs agreement with Christ College, Pune

To offer globally acknowledged accountancy courses to students

DELHI, India - Aug. 25, 2014 - PRLog -- ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the prestigious Christ College of Pune to offer its internationally recognised accountancy courses. The students will be able to avail this opportunity while pursuing their regular degree courses and finish both the courses at the same time.

With the signing of MoU, ACCA and Christ College will work in partnership to offer the ACCA Qualification, which is equivalent to a UK Master’s degree, to finance and accountancy students. Through this certification, students will get an exposure to International qualification standards as ACCA exam is based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).  India’s corporate sector is set to embrace the global accounting norms from financial year 2015-16 on a voluntary basis and from financial year 2016-17 on a mandatory basis.

Christ College is a Christian minority institution affiliated to the University of Pune. The College is recognized by Government of Maharashtra and is managed by Carmel Vidya Bhavan Trust of the CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate) congregation.

Ilham Punjani,Head of Business Relations, Education, with ACCA said: “ACCA has created a substantial network of partnerships across the globe, which is central to our ability to deliver qualifications and services while contributing in developing the accountancy profession. After achieving considerable success with our past alliances in Pune, we are proud to announce our third affiliation in the city with Christ College. We are confident that this certification will empower the college’s students to become globally competent in accountancy and related areas and build a successful career.”

Dr.Fr.Sony Chubdattu C.M.I, Director, Christ College, Pune, said: “We are extremely delighted to join hands with ACCA. We are hopeful that this certification will enable our students to be future ready and seek a successful career in the field of finance across all sectors. We have always encouraged our students to adapt to the latest trends in their chosen subject and with this partnership, our students will get an opportunity to excel in the field of finance globally.”

About Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountantsthat aims to offer 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. Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. The Institute supports more than 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. It delivers its courses through a network of over 89 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.


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