Karachi, August 29, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) organized a student conference on the theme ‘Achieving Excellence’. The conference was organized by the Northern Regional Committee and CASA North, which was attended by more than 500 students, accountancy professionals, fraternity of finance and business, and council members of ICAP.
President ICAP Hafiz Mohammad Yousuf in his address stated that ICAP’s professionals constitute an integral part of the industry and it is incumbent for the institute to cater to their needs and expectations. ‘The ICAP Student Conference is a strong platform where trainee students of Chartered Accountancy profession and professionals in business and industry meet to explore, confront and thrash out solutions to meet the challenges and issues that being faced by the entrepreneurs in recent times,’ he added.
CEO LUMS Nabiha Shahnawaz emphasized on ‘the way forward’ that must be taken into account by CA professionals in order to fulfilling the role of a strategic partner to the CEOs. ‘The way forward for the young lot is to extend themselves in search of happiness and that can be achieved through pleasure, engagement and meaning which are major constituents of happiness,’ said Nabiha.
An interactive panel discussion on the topic of ‘Opportunities for Finance Professionals’ was key part of conference to discuss evolving opportunities for young CAs in reshaping the finance functions and promoting business innovation within an organization to streamline operations, altering dynamics of the business.
Session was moderated by Saad Qureshi. Panellists included Rashid Ibrahim (partner A.F. Ferguson and co), Almas Hyder (Chairman Board of Directors SPEL), Sajjad Iftikhar (CIO Packages), Mustafa Ahmed Khan (COO Atv), and Khurram Zaffar (Director Lums center for entrepreneurs).
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Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
Chartered Accountants Avenue, Clifton