New Program Aims to Mould Strategic Business Leaders for The Marketplace

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global professional body for professional accountants.

UoN student & President Finance, Investments Students Assoc. Rodgers Ademba, ACCA Customer Service Officer Sophia Munene & Head of ACCA Kenya & Tanzania Steve Obuogo at the launch of ACCA Strategic Bus

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has launched an Inter-University challenge-Kenya that seeks to mould tomorrow’s business leaders.

The program is dubbed “ACCA Strategic Business Leader Inter-University Challenge” will play a critical role in developing credible and resilient businesses driving long-term value in ways that are more meaningful than before.

The challenge will see students presented with innovative case studies test their ability to function as a leader in a simulated workplace. 

In addition, students will develop the right blend of technical, ethical and professional skills in the evaluation, synthesis and presentation of responses.

“With a thriving global community of 233,000 members across 178 countries and regions working across a wide range of sectors and industries, ACCA stands tall in answering today’s questions and preparing for the future. This Challenge is indeed one of those platforms for preparing for the future,” Steve Obuogo, Head of  ACCA Kenya and Tanzania said.

It is expected that at the end of the Challenge, the students will understand the relevance of key competencies in business leadership. These include Financial Management, Leadership & Management, Strategy & Innovation and Ethics & Professionalism. 

The other competencies include Data Digital & Technology, Management Accounting, Advisory & Consultancies, Governance Risk & Control and Stakeholder Relationship Management.

Each of the four-team members of the winning team will receive a Ksh150,000 scholarship towards their ACCA fees, a laptop, certificate and trophy, and an ACCA gift hamper.