Recognizing the role and importance of human resource management in the workplace has long become one of the dire needs for thriving organizations worldwide. Similarly, the demand for qualified and trained employees is rising in every industry discipline. Organizations are micro-scoping every opportunity to find, recruit, train and develop high quality human resource. Central Depository Company (CDC) deals with such demands by not only hiring highly qualified and trained individuals but is now also adopting international best practices while collaborating with world renowned bodies for accredited standards of training & development and awarding credit & certification to employees.
Recently, CDC was registered as an Approved Employer by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the British body for professional accountants. The registration process involved the assessment of CDC’s standards for staff training and development as well as overall learning environment at the organization. This recognition will not only help CDC to attract and retain best talent in the field of accounting and Finance but will also provide an opportunity for existing CDC employees to receive credit for their work experience. Moreover, for internees and management trainees, the work experience of CDC will be recognized and given due credit by ACCA.
As an ACCA Approved Employer, CDC will receive professional development support for its qualified finance professionals and streamline the certification process of its audit professionals. ACCA will further provide recognition for CDC’s existing in-house training policies and will also help simplify trainees’ membership application process. Currently there are a substantial number of ACCA trainees working at CDC offices across Pakistan.
In an award presentation ceremony organized at CDC House Karachi, Mr. Muhammad Hanif Jakhura, CEO - CDC said that “The diversified businesses of CDC require highly skilled and qualified professionals who have high moral and ethical values. It is through organizations such as ACCA, that we expect to meet the rising need of quality professionals in the areas of accounting and finance”.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan said, “ACCA is excited about this strategic partnership formed with the only depository in Pakistan. Besides providing CDC with human talent, ACCA Pakistan will support CDC in conducting researches and supporting them in their diversified role through ACCA’s thought leadership initiatives. He further added that employers like CDC have a great impact on businesses in Pakistan and ACCA is proud to be associated with them”.
Seen in Picture (L – R): Mr. Anwar Gopalani, Head of Human Resources – CDC, Muhammad Hanif, CEO – CDC and Mr. Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a British accountancy body which offers the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification worldwide. It is one of the largest and fastest-growing accountancy bodies in the world with 131,500 members and 362,000 affiliates and students in 170 countries. Among the 8,000 organizations under the ACCA Approved Employers Program, 50 of them are Pakistani companies.