ACCA launches module for accountability, productivity
In the bid to increase productivity in the public and private sectors, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has launched the Ethics and Professional Skills Module to equip members and associates with the right tools.
It said the tools would help professional accountants to overcome challenges and improve business productivity in their organisations.
The online module with real-world situations, introduces the students to the full spectrum of advanced ethical and professional skills in real business situation, empowers them to perform well with recruiters and in the workplace, as well as enhances ethical behaviour and skills essential for professional accountants.
ACCA’s Head of Education and Development – Sub Sahara Africa, Jonathan Mbewe, said the module was designed to offer specific guidelines to its members and associates facing ethical dilemma and challenges and to help them do their businesses efficiently.
Mbewe maintained that the robustness of the ethical conduct offered by the module also equips their members with a whole range of sound professional skills to overcome challenges in whatever circumstances and enable them perform their jobs well.
“The environment may be challenging, but our members has the right tools and the right resources to be supported through any challenge and that implies to Nigeria as applies to any other country.
“Part of what we have launched is a module that would expose our students and members to the ethical dilemmas and rebuild them on how they ought to respond when faced with those challenges and equips them with those skills to overcome them,” Mbewe added.
He reiterated that ACCA has started a project focused on working better with the public sector in training and supporting their members in the public sector due to the recent focus on that sector and ethics issues.
He pointed out that the module offers a robust code of conduct, protocol and procedures, which is being enforced and followed by members around the world, noting that they have put in a disciplinary process, which strips defaulters of ACCA’s membership.
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