QFBA, IMA Qatar chapter hold seminar on international financial reporting standards

The QFBA-IMA session on IFRS in progress at Marriott Marquis City Centre, Doha.

Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) has held a free informative seminar on international financial reporting standard (IFRS) in partnership with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Qatar chapter as part of efforts to enhance the global financial knowledge landscape of Qatar’s finance professionals. More than 100 professionals took part in the seminar, marking a milestone by QFBA and IMA’s Qatar chapter in supporting the development of human capital pillar of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.

The session, moderated by Kashif Parves, audit director, KPMG Qatar, offered insights into the changes that would be applicable from the previous International Accounting Standard, IAS 39. This was followed by an introduction about the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) of QFBA, which was conducted by Moamen Omar, president of IMA Qatar chapter, along with Richard Ali, vice-president of IMA Qatar chapter.

It provided insights in terms of its content specifications, eligibility criteria, entrance exam, fees of the programme, and offered practical tips and strategies to perfect the entrance test. “In continuation to Qatar’s National Vision 2030, QFBA has been taking several initiatives which are linked towards giving a financial muscle to Qatari professionals,” said Dr Mohamad Abdullah al-Emadi, Head of Sales and Marketing, QFBA. QFBA’s training programmes match the needs of experienced professionals, new employees and — more recently — school graduates, and provide them with specialised educational and training courses in their fields of finance and banking, to help them develop their careers and achieve the best results.

Sources and photo-credits: Gulf Times