Employer Conference ACCA Romania
Attract, Develop and Retain the Best Finance Leaders and Professionals
27 March 2008, Athenee Palace Hilton Bucuresti
The number of professionals in accountancy doesn’t increase as fast as the companies’ development rate. This is where the problems start for any company that wishes to recruit or retain experts or even juniors in the profession.
In order to address this issue, ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) the largest and fastest growing international accountancy association has organised in the first half of the day of 27th of March the conference that had as main point of focus the recruitment, development and retention of the best professionals and leaders in finance and accounting.
The issues being covered at this Conference have focused on leadership and employability skills in the global and Romanian finance profession. The event addressed best practice leadership development, namely the employability skills, knowledge and experience individuals should be developing to become highly attractive to organisations and to ensure high level career success.
The Conference aimed to give a 360 degrees view on the finance professionals’ employment market in Romania and through the varied backgrounds of the speakers ACCA invited (representatives of local professional associations, employers, training and recruitment companies and finance and accounting universities) the attendants of the conference, more than 90 people, where happy that this aim was achieved.
The conference was chaired by Roger Acton, Director of ACCA Europe and the main speaker and chair of the discussion panel was Jamie Lyon, Senior Manager, ACCA Learning and Technical Directorate.
This was the fourth event in a series of Employers’ conferences organized by ACCA throughout the world and already the ACCA Romania office is planning an event in Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova on 12th of June and in Sofia, Bulgaria at a later date this year.
“The finance profession is continuing to experience rapid change and human capital management is being placed at the forefront of organisational strategy. Currently there is a shortage of professional accountants so ACCA’s Professional Development Conferences are designed to inform and influence future developments in the finance and human resource arena, addressing key issues and sharing best practice” Jamie Lyon said
“It is very important for us to know and understand the aspirations and needs of the young generation, the one that we are trying to attract, retain and develop inside our companies – today’s professionals are no longer bound by geographical borders, their potential employer can be found anywhere in the world. Tomorrow’s successful companies must prepare today an adequate strategy that responds to the needs of this generation that will produce our future leaders” Ms. Laura Perrin, KPMG Romania Director for Training and Professional Development said.
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Photo 1: Left to right; PR rep of BTK, Krasimir Logofetov, Chief Audit Exec., Andreia Manea, Head of ACCA Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova