ACCA Pakistan launched the Cambridge ICFE qualification to help develop and validate Financial English skills. ICFE tuition is being offered at learning providers including SBS and CFTR in Karachi, BETS and Rise School of Accountancy in Lahore and ACE and UCAT in Islamabad.
English is the international language of accounting and finance, for finance professionals excellent financial English skills represent greater employability and enhanced career progression. For finance and accounting students this means greater ease in passing professional exams.
“ACCA launched ICFE last year in Pakistan and the response from both students and professionals has been very encouraging; currently there are about 100 students trained or being trained for Cambridge ICFE in six tuition centres in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. Moreover, the qualification has been highly appreciated and endorsed by Employers” said Mr Shamez Mukhi, Head of Marketing, Communications and Media Relations, ACCA Pakistan in his welcome remarks at the ICFE Teacher Training.
Honouring its commitment to quality delivery of Cambridge ICFE qualification, ACCA Pakistan arranged training for ICFE teachers. Around 23 teachers participated in the ICFE training which was conducted by Mr Mujtaba Iqbal, CEO, Centre for Financial Training and Research and Ms Shireen Iftikhar, Cambridge ICFE lead trainer.
The training intended to give an overview of ICFE curriculum and share best practices in terms of teaching methodologies, preparing teaching plans and customisation of course according to the needs and professional or academic backgrounds of students pursuing this qualification. The training was very well received by participants who felt Cambridge ICFE has great value for the finance and accounting community and that the training has equipped them in many ways to effectively teach this qualification.