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Driving A Collective Vision Between Finance And Tech Is Key To Promote Gender Parity Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Thursday 14 March 2019  

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) brought together senior finance leaders from across the UAE to discuss the need to drive a collective vision when looking at women in finance and technology in order to close the gender gap. In line with the association’s historical...

Economic Confidence Bounces in Q4 in the UAE Supported By Infrastructure Spending This Year -Sunday 27 January 2019

Increased infrastructure spending could bode well for the UAE economy, finds the latest Q4 edition of Global Economic Conditions (GECS) from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants). The UAE GECS survey found overall economic...

Many SMEs Fail to Plan More Than a Year Ahead Finds Survey by ACCA -Wednesday 28 November 2018  

Most small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are aware of the benefits of good governance practice but, faced with limited time and resource, many still fail to put it in practice - which could be costly to long-term success. How vision and strategy helps small businesses succeed is the...

Lifelong Learning Is Essential To Remain Relevant In an Ever-Changing World States ACCA -Sunday 25 November 2018  

Accountancy professionals will be increasingly required to broaden their skill-set and take ownership of their personal development if they are to succeed in an ever-changing, dynamic world, states the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). As found in a report launched by...

General Slowdown Witnessed In Economic Confidence Across The Globe And The Middle East -Wednesday 24 October 2018  

The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) launched by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)  witnessed a general slowdown in global economic confidence in the third quarter of 2018, its lowest since the beginning of...

The UAE and Middle East sees a rise in economic confidence and is now at its highest level since Q2 2015 -Wednesday 25 July 2018

The global economic recovery that started in late 2016 is starting to slow down and lose momentum, with global confidence in Q2 dipping from its Q1 high, finds the latest edition of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA Global Economic Conditions survey. Although...

“VAT is here to stay, so businesses should use it as an opportunity” states ACCA and Thomson Reuters. -Monday 23 July 2018  

The ACCA & Thomson Reuters VAT Return Filing and Compliance survey has found many businesses still seem unsure about what is required of them in relation to certain aspects of the VAT regime and therefore require further clarification. The survery also found that there were numerous...

Economic Confidence In Middle East Rebounds Amid Reforms And Strong Global Outlook -Wednesday 25 April 2018

The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) found that global economic confidence is at its highest level in years, with strong growth since the start of 2017. Confidence in...

Finance Professionals in the UAE Are Urged To ‘Think Local and Act Global’ As the Country Continues To... -Thursday 22 March 2018

ACCA (Association for Chartered Certified Accountants) recognised over 200 members in the UAE who achieved a momentous professional milestone by becoming ACCA members. They were honored at an event held at the Address Dubai Mall on the evening of 21 March which was attended by leading...

The Leaking Pipeline Needs to be an Immediate Priority for all Current and Future Business Leaders in the UAE States... -Thursday 8 March 2018  

Forty years on from the phrase ‘glass ceiling’ being used to define thwarted careers and ambitions - especially for women - ACCA is calling for business leaders to show real and measurable progress on diversity and social mobility issues. Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s chief executive, says:...

“The Real VAT Journey Starts Now As Companies Prepare To File the First Return” States ACCA and Thomson... -Tuesday 20 February 2018  

Business leaders from the UAE gathered together at an ACCA event in collaboration with Thomson Reuters which took place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to discuss the first 100 days of VAT in the UAE and how organisations can navigate adoption challenges. During the event led by Lindsay Degouve de...

Stable confidence levels in the region as the GCC adopts VAT, finds Global Economic Conditions Survey -Thursday 25 January 2018

Confidence in the Middle East is stable, even with the adoption of VAT in the GCC, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) released today.  The quarterly survey of global CFOs and finance professionals, conducted by ACCA (the Association of Chartered...

“The Voyage to VAT Does Not Stop On 1 January 2018, It Only Starts” States ACCA and Thomson Reuters -Tuesday 21 November 2017

Business leaders from the UAE gathered together at an ACCA event in collaboration with Thomson Reuters to discuss the impending introduction of VAT (Value Added Tax) across the region and the importance of ensuring compliance pre-1 January 2018. During the event led by Arif Mirza, Regional...

Governments and Accountancy Profession Must Work Together to Progress the Adoption of International Public Sector... -Wednesday 8 November 2017

A new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has called for governments, public sector entities and the accounting profession to work together to assist in the implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) around the world. The...

Business Confidence Continues to Fall In the Middle East, Says Global Economic Conditions Survey -Monday 6 November 2017

According to the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS), produced by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (the Institute of Management Accountants), business confidence across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) fell to its lowest level since the first quarter of...

Business confidence falls across the Middle East with further decline in sentiment expected -Sunday 23 July 2017

Business confidence across the Middle East has fallen sharply in the last quarter and is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS). The region is also likely to face further challenges over the...

GCC Businesses are still not prepared for VAT Implementation finds new survey -Wednesday 12 July 2017

With less than six months until the GCC implements value added tax (VAT), a new survey from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Thomson Reuters has found that there is a significant lack of preparation and awareness among businesses in the region of how it will affect...

Business Confidence in the Middle East Hits Highest Level Since 2015 -Monday 17 April 2017

Business confidence in the Middle East rebounded strongly in the first quarter of 2017, in line with a substantial global increase, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey. The quarterly survey of global CFOs and finance professionals, conducted by ACCA (the...

Finance Should Lead From the Top on Gender Diversity, Finds ACCA Middle East -Thursday 2 February 2017

A new report published today by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Middle East has found that a majority of finance professionals believe finance needs to lead the way in improving the rate of gender diversity across the GCC. Women in Finance: beyond the numbers,...

Middle East business confidence drops amid global uncertainty -Thursday 19 January 2017

The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the IMA (the Institute of Management Accountants) suggests that global business confidence in Q4 has dropped amid on-going political and economic uncertainty caused by:...

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