As the significance of a good work culture and employee welfare increases in the region, some of the largest companies are working towards ensuring the highest benchmarks at work. Etisalat was awarded a ‘Approved Employer’ certificate at ‘Professional Development’ level by global professional accounting body ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), recognizing its standards in staff training, accountancy resources and development for ACCA members.
‘Professional Development’ level is the top most accreditation that any organization can achieve from ACCA as an approved Employer. The certificate is presented to leading organizations that offer outstanding professional development opportunities to their finance professionals and at the same time demonstrate superior professional values, ethics and governance at the workplace.
“Etisalat was able to build a culture and commitment to provide world class training and development opportunities to all its employees. Etisalat followed a process to achieve this status, and was committed to provide learning and development opportunities to its finance staff enhancing Etisalat’s reputation as an employer. We believe this will pave the way to develop talented UAE Nationals in the accounting profession as well,” said Ahmed Al Awadi, Chief Financial Officer, Etisalat.
“The global standard enables Etisalat to compare its learning and development support against a global benchmark invariably enhancing the brand. It also provides fast track specific ACCA business processes and helps bring talented people into the organization. We are delighted to provide formal recognition to Etisalat in support of its commitment to providing learning and development opportunities to its finance staff which further supports the accounting profession in the UAE and the wider Middle East,” said Lindsay Degouve de Nuncques, Head of ACCA Middle East.