RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, November XX, 2023 – The prestigious IMA Middle East Annual Conference was successfully hosted in Riyadh on November 4, shining a light on Vision 2030’s transformative potential for the future of finance in the region. Financial experts, leaders, and innovators all gathered to discuss strategic thinking, AI, leadership, sustainable finance, and ESG.Read more.
The FMAA certification will open new pathways for early career professionals while helping to strengthen and expand the profession’s talent pipeline. The FMAA™ (Financial and Managerial Accounting Associate) instills the fundamental knowledge and competencies in accounting and finance, allowing professionals early in their careers to showcase their expertise to employers and build a foundation to expand their skills.Read more.
IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) culminated months of intensive competition in a heated final that saw four teams from the Middle East competing against each other. The American University of Beirut were the winners of the IMA Middle East Student Case Competition, with The New York Abu Dhabi University – UAE, being the first runners up. In addition, the other two universities that competed for the top spot were Prince Sultan University from KSA and the University of Stirling Ras al Khaimah – UAE.Read more.
OCT 06, 2021 | Mohamad Bachar Saidi, CMA, ACMA, CIPP™
Cybercrime has been at the center of so much media attention that it has become perceived as a kind of familiar, omnipresent, and inevitable ill force that everyone simply needs to accept and learn how to live with. In fact, nothing can be further from the truth.Read more.
Sep 06, 2021 | J. Stephen McNally, CMA, CPA, CFO – PTI Family of Companies
Many small- and medium-size businesses have been sailing through incredibly turbulent waters for over a year. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute about 52 per cent of the UAE’s non-oil GDP, according to Ministry of Economy estimates in December 2019.Read more.
AUG 20, 2021
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Never has Plato’s postulate been as relevant as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemicRead more.
APR 25, 2021
We see the men, but do you see the women? Not a question anyone of us should be asking at the start of 2021 but yet here we are – still asking it. One of the most striking outcomes of economic liberalization in the region was the entry of large numbers of women into the workforce.Read more.
APR 20, 2021
There is no doubt that women make phenomenal leaders. Unfortunately, not many of them are given the opportunity to demonstrate their outstanding leadership skills, with many of being held back from achieving their full potential through a variety of hurdles and challenges.Read more.
Feb 25, 2021
It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has, over the past year, exposed serious fault lines and vulnerabilities in societies, institutions, and economies all around the world.Read more.
Feb 14, 2021 | Margaret Michaels
It’s no secret – the role of CFOs is being transformed by the day. Changes imposed by digitalization were only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic and brought with them mandatory skill sets needed to chart the course for the finance and accounting function, and even entire organizations.Read more.
Sep 24, 2020 | Loreal Jiles
While we await the mass distribution of self-driving/autonomous cars, one must acknowledge that automation, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have already begun making serious in-roads into the professional realm, including accounting. We have now entered a period where information technology and the physical world are intersecting to transform business value chains, forever changing the way we live and work.Read more.
Risk is something that every business must deal with, and, as the past 12 months have proven, risk is often due to circumstances beyond our control. December 2019 witnessed one of the biggest Australian bushfires, followed by Indonesian floods in January 2020, a volcanic eruption in the Philippines, locust swarms in East Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and epic wildfires in the western United States.Read more.
In 2019, the IBM Institute for Business Value published the report “The enterprise guide to closing the skills gap” in which it indicated a staggering “120 million workers in the world’s 12 largest economies may need to be retrained/reskilled in the next 3 years as a result of intelligent/AI-enabled automation.” Perhaps more astonishing is how ill-prepared executives believe their countries and companies are to offer the development that millions of workers will require.Read more.
July 08, 2020 | Rouba Zeidan
Not many are aware that Indira Nooyi – one of corporate America’s long serving CEOs and an Indian American business leader was interestingly the CFO of the company before she bagged the CEO job. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and worked her way to CFO, a position given to her in 2001.Read more.
May 06, 2020 | Rouba Zeidan
According to many thought leaders, scholars, and researchers, we are at the dawn of yet another industrial revolution; only this one is unlike anything we have ever seen before!Read more.
May 05, 2020 | Rouba Zeidan
The concept of big data is not a novel one. In fact, it has been around for years. There is only one fundamental difference though: it used to be a manual process. We are talking spreadsheets analyzed by humans. Can you just imagine how time consuming it must have been to review and analyze data before the digital era?Read more.
May 05, 2020 | Rouba Zeidan
According to the Corporate Affairs Ministry, almost about 11.89 lakh companies were active in 2018. Active companies are those defined as carrying out normal business activities and making their statutory filings to the stock exchanges on time.Read more.
February 17, 2020 | Rouba Zeidan
When contemplating the endless hours spent researching, reading, studying and preparing to earn the chosen degree that will set your accounting career in motion, a moment of reflection: are you arming yourself with the right tools to hit the ground running?Read more.
February 5, 2020 | Rouba Zeidan
Global media has been going on about digital disruption and how it has transformed every sector with forecasts predicting the annihilation of some 70% of jobs this year.Read more.
January 31, 2020 | Rouba Zeidan
Whether you work in the public, corporate, governmental or academic sector, chances are you are dealing with a prominent buzzword being tossed around boardrooms and classrooms around the world: Digital transformation!Read more.
January 31, 2020 | Rouba Zeidan
Let’s face it, we are entering a new era in the workplace where the very meaning of “work” is changing forever.Read more.
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