ACCA Pledges To Collaborate, Develop Nigerian Army Finance Professionals
By Olabisi Olaleye
Against the backdrop of support given by the Nigerian Army’s to its students and members in the force, the ACCA(Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), management team has promised to partner as well as develop the finance professionals in the army.
According to the chief executive of ACCA, Helen Brand, OBE, the relationship won’t be a one-off thing but the one that would further strengthen finance professionals within the force.
She also highlighted the various ways ACCA is able to collaborate with the Nigerian Army to develop finance professionals,while explaining ACCA’s vision and work done with employers and an ever-evolving qualification over the years.
The ACCA team,who paid the courtesy call include the chief executive Helen Brand OBE, Jamil Ampomah Director, ACCA Africa, Tom Isibor Head of ACCA Nigeria, Taiwo Oyedele, Member National Advisory Committee, ACCA, Evelyn Isioye Business Development Manager, Key Accounts, Nigeria and Anthony Chukwuma, Business Development Manager, Northern Region, ACCA Nigeria.
The team met with Major General Jakko, Chief of Accounts & Budget, Brig. General Felix Ohunyeye, Head of Finance and 10 principal officers of the Nigerian Army Finance Corp at the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Area 10, Abuja.
The Nigerian Army finance corps team headed by the Chief of Accounts and Budget; Major General Jakko and the Director of Finance and Accounts; Brigadier General Ohunyeye FCCA received the ACCA team at the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Abuja to formally recognize the support given to ACCA student and members on the force as well as discuss areas of partnership.
During discussion,Key Account Manager, ACCA, Evelyn Isioye stated that “There are opportunities for continuous professional development through ACCA Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events for the Nigerian Army under the Approved Employer program.This would ensure that professional accountants from the Nigerian Army Headquarters are invited to attend ACCA CPD events in Abuja”.
She also mentioned the fact that ACCA stand-alone certifications in specialist areas are relevant for staff capacity building of the Nigerian Army.
Areas of support requested from ACCA by Ohunyeye includes the award of Approved Employer status and partnership with the Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration (NASFA).