ACCA Mauritius awards 36 high ranked students at SBM-sponsored ceremony
ACCA membership opens doors worldwide and Madhavi Ramdin-Clark, Head of ACCA Mauritius, stated that of the 2800 professional accountants in Mauritius, as many as 2600 are ACCA members. (Image: Marie-Lorry Coret)
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ (ACCA) feted 36 students who were the best performing across students in Mauritius.
The ACCA High Achievers Celebration was hosted on October 17, 2014 at Cybertower 1, Ebène, in the presence of ACCA representatives as well as executives of the main event sponsor, Mauritian financial services major SBM.
The 36 ACCA students were rewarded for their exceptional performance in various examinations held between December 2013 and June 2014 by ACCA.
Students who ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the national level, as well as those who ranked first in each module at the examinations were rewarded in the form of shields sponsored by various ACCA approved employers and partners.
Madhavi Ramdin-Clark, Head of ACCA Mauritius, Varsha Bishundat, member of the ACCA Mauritius Network Panel, and Eddirao Balloo, Head of Sales, Branches and Private Banking of SBM, addressed the students and underlined the importance of the accountancy profession in the economy.
“ACCA Mauritius not only admires the dedication with which students undertake their studies but also takes much pride in noting that ACCA students obtained such good results,” Madhavi Ramdin-Clark stated.
She indicated that the ACCA membership will be granted to students and affiliates once they have completed the online ethics module and acquired a minimum of 36 months of proven experience.
ACCA membership opens doors worldwide and Madhavi Ramdin-Clark stated that of the 2800 professional accountants in Mauritius, as many as 2600 are ACCA members.
She assured parents and students present that there is nothing standing in the way of an ACCA member getting a great job. ACCA makes its members well-rounded financial professionals and the accounting association is proven to contribute to the economic development of the society, playing, as it does, a crucial role as strategic adviser.
ACCA’s students credited their success to studies undergone in training centres and coaching institutes, or by dint of self-study.
The ACCA qualification is based on a unique and updated programme according to the needs of an evolving global economy and worldwide accounting standards.
In addition, it is a qualification which ranks at par with a Master’s Degree and offers an exhaustive training which is even more comprehensive than management accounting.
Developed in the United Kingdom by ACCA’s parent company, this programme is taught in 173 countries where ACCA training is recognized and lauded.
The ACCA qualification is the most demanding in Mauritian accounting and finds itself very often among the essential criteria sought by employers through job advertisements.
Commenting on her successful track-record courtesy her ACCA membership, Varsha Bishundat, highlighted to ACCA students that having an ACCA membership will link them to the tradition of excellence, drive for innovation, and high global ethical standards recognized by employers all around the world.
“Our core values: opportunity, diversity, accountability and ethics, are held high in regard by members worldwide. ACCA membership is indeed your key to professional opportunities throughout the world today,” she stated.
As for Eddirao Balloo, he expressed SBM’s pride in being associated with such a reputed institution as ACCA, which is one of the largest and fastest growing global accountancy bodies delivering quality and professional education worldwide.
“Nowadays, young professional in accountancy are not only leaders in the confines of their own accountancy firm, but increasingly, there is a demand for these professionals in the banking sector,” he noted.
He mentioned that SBM firmly believes that education is the key to the economy’s success, as its CSR focuses on education and empowerment of vulnerable groups.
“Education and empowerment are considered as the best means to move up the social ladder, improve the quality of the country’s labor force, contribute to the development of the nation and, more importantly, it is an effective means to break the vicious circle of poverty,” Eddirao Balloo concluded.
- By Marie-Lorry Coret