The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan (ICAP) organized CA PAKISTAN SEMINAR AND JOB FAIR 2014 at ICAP Houses (Karachi and Lahore) on August 30, 2014. The initiative has been taken to set up a unique networking opportunity that puts different employers, qualified CAs and trainee students under one roof and provided them an opportunity to listen to the Industry experts and clutch advice for entering into the corporate world.
The seminar facilitated them to stay up to date on the latest changes in the modern corporate world and maintain a dialogue with industry professionals. They seminar emphasized the key aspects of today’s workplace change and underline the essentials that with the increased competition, how recently qualified CAs will need to plan well and take extra care to secure their position in corporate arena. The seminar was a comprehensive guide for them and the speakers provided them the capacity to learn incisively. At the end of the seminar Young CAs inquired about the working milieu of Corporate World and pursued meaningful questions.
Renowned Companies like Unilever Pakistan, Shell Pakistan, Total Parco, PEL, MCB, Herbion Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, AJM Pharma, UBL Funds, Meezan Bank, Arif Habib Commodities, The Recruiters, A.F.Fergusons, KPMG and Deloitte Pakistan have participated in the job fair. The job fair was a source of information, contacts and interview experience for the young CAs as to meet the potential employers face to face provided them a multitude of benefits. Companies have collected their resumes; screening was also done on the spot by some of Organizations and increased confidence in their ability to interact with employers and communicate their accomplishments.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) inaugurated its satellite office in Gujranwala on Wednesday August 20, 2014. The President ICAP Naeem Akhtar Sheikh inaugurated the newly developed office of CA Pakistan. The Institute decided to exploit this area of opportunity solely for the privilege of our valued members, students and the profession of Chartered Accountancy adding to the existing network of 7000 members and 20,000 registered students.
A deliberate effort was made for the placement of ICAP Gujranwala office at an entrepreneurial and an active locale, the Gujranwala Business Center opposite Chamber of Commerce. The aim behind the extension of legacy is to support the creation or upgrading of facilities that are physically accessible, well illuminated, is responsive to the changing programs of educational delivery.
But the significance of this occasion extends beyond the establishment and opening of the office. The aspirations of the ICAP Gujranwala office, for what this extension will achieve for its faculty and staff and above all for its students and members in the years ahead is perhaps the most important dimension.
The procession was held under the honorary attendance of key ICAP officials, regional industrialists, our council Members, Media and other native executives.
Chartered Accountancy is truly a rewarding career capable of changing one’s destiny. It is our firm belief that no student should be kept from realizing his/her dream of Chartered Accountancy because of financial limitations. In this regard, ICAP has envisioned a Scholarship Program, under which the student will be provided full financial support in order to achieve his/her dream of becoming a Chartered Accountant.
The Program is designed especially for the students from small districts, villages, and cities throughout Pakistan who otherwise cannot afford the cost of the CA program.
Seminar on “Unleashing Creativity to Deliver Strategic Excellence” by Dr. Sunil Gupta
In the midst of the cut throat competition within the corporate world it is imperative to outshine to avoid being just another face in the crowd. Creativity is not just a natural talent, but a skill that can be acquired and applicable across all functions of an organization.
To prepare you for this dynamic shift towards creativity and taking advantage of his presence in Karachi, the Southern Regional Committee (SRC) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan has invited Dr. Sunil Gupta, Chief Learning Officer, Ideas Management Consultants India/Oman/UAE/USA to conduct his internationally recognized seminar on UNLEASHING CREATIVITY TO DELIVER STRATEGIC EXCELLENCE.
The seminar will be held during 2:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at the Ball Room Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi.
Dr. Gupta has been certified as a Master Trainer and consultant by Dr. Edward De Bono and is licensed to offer Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral ThinkingTM, Simplicity®, and CoRTTM workshops and consultancy in the GCC, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He is a Certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma from Motorola University USA and a Mind Mapping Instructor certified by Tony Buzan. He has over 28-years of academic and industrial experience. His previous work assignments have been in Singapore, USA, India, Pakistan and the GCC with multinationals and Government sector. His core competencies include Management Development, HRD, Organization Development, Human Resource Information System, General Management, Creativity and Change Management. He was Corporate Manager-HRD at Colgate Palmolive Inc. India, where he received the Chairman’s “You Can Make a Difference” Award.
In Pakistan, Dr. Gupta has worked with BP, Castrol, Ufone, ICI, Toyota Indus Motors, Young Presidents’ Organization and many other organizations in public and in-company programs. Participants from 35 countries and 75 nationalities have participated in his training programs.
In order to facilitate its members, the SRC has managed to obtain preferential rates from the trainer and is pleased to offer this internationally acclaimed seminar at a substantially reduced fee as compared to that charged overseas and even locally for similar seminars by Dr. Gupta. The seats are limited and shall be filled on a first-come-first-served basis therefore you are requested to register at the earliest possibility.
We regret to inform you that the “Conference on Public Financial Management” is being postponed due to the uncertainty stemming from the current political scenario. The conference is now tentatively planned in the first week of October 2014.
In continuation to our earlier email dated July 13, 2014 on the subject, the “Conference on Public Financial Management” is being organized on August 28, 29 2014 at Serena Islamabad in collaboration with World Bank .
“Evolve and Emerge” – the theme of our forthcoming conference depicts the journey of Public Financial Management as an essential part of the development process around the world. The conference will showcase eminent speakers who will share their experiences and divulge how Public Financial Management has evolved and emerged into perhaps one critical factors for growth and sustainability.
You will be pleased to know that the two day conference will be graced by speakers from IFAC, World Bank, CIPFA , SAFA ,PIPRA ICAP stalwarts of profession and Government. We are confident that the event will be graced by the Honorable Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Pakistan and we are in constant touch with relevant offices for confirmations.
This conference presents a unique opportunity to the accountant fraternity as it brings together thought leaders, innovators and those who have created difference in the area of Public Financial Management. To avail the benefits of this august gathering register now and secure your participation .The brochure for the conference is attached for your information.
Assessment of Fundamental Competencies (AFC) examinations would be conducted in a computer based environment.
AFC-3 and AFC-4 would be entirely computer based in which only objective type questions would be examined. In case of AFC-1 and AFC-2, objective type questions would be tested on computer whereas essay type (descriptive) questions would be examined separately and will be held along with CAF examinations. However, with effect from Autumn 2015, all papers of AFC would be entirely computer based.
In order to facilitate the students in the AFC examinations, ICAP has developed a video to illustrate the salient features of the computer-based examination environment.
This video can be viewed as bleow :
|Please move over mouse to the following link; click right mouse button and select “Save target as” (Internet Explorer users) or “Save Link as” (Chrome users) to download the video:“Download Video”|
|Student appearing in Autumn 2014 AFC examinations may also download the following document for guidance:A Guide to the Computer Based Examinations|
|In order to facilitate students of ICAP an accord between MCB-ICAP is signed in which students are entitled to avail various benefits of Credit / Debit facilities and access electronic banking for their routine transactions on MCB Lite Card portal.Features and Benefit:- MARCOM has initiated an exclusive discount deal with the MCB on their MCB Lite Card. MCB Lite is World 1st Socially Connected Payment Solution that saves time and money. It is a Virtual Bank account, in the cloud which acts like a normal Bank account with multiple added features and functionalities including Worldwide Internet Payments, POS Transactions, ATM Withdrawals, discounts on different brands etc.
By the virtue of this alliance, CA PAKISTAN students can avail the MCB Lite Card free of cost and enjoy endless benefits through the said portal.
Note: For registration convenience, ICAP students can send the SMS ‘ICAP LITE’ and send to 6222.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) invites applications from suitably qualified persons for positions of Paper Setters/Examiners for subjects of Assessment of Fundamental Competencies (AFC), Certificate of Accounting and Finance (CAF) and Modules E&F of Final Examinations.
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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) opened a satellite office in District Sukkur for the convenience of local residents and the people of interior Sindh. The new office, located in Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (Sukkur IBA) will facilitate CA aspirants, parents , members and educational institutions and serve to nurture young talent by providing information about the premier accounting qualification of Pakistan. The Institute shoulders serious responsibility towards encouraging and promoting students from all regions and diverse academic and financial backgrounds. The profession of Chartered Accountancy is open for all who have the courage to take on challenges, aim to seek in depth knowledge and have a desire for achieving excellence.
ICAP presently has over 6000 members and 20,000 registered students. The initiative of expanding the infrastructure has been undertaken to increase outreach for the benefit of both the membership and the students.