Vietnam gets 81 more worldwide recognized accountants, auditors

The UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has presented certificates to 81 new graduates in Vietnam at separate celebration programs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The new ACCA affiliates passed their examinations in June and December 2010.

The global body for professional accountants held the two celebration events in HCM City Tuesday and Hanoi Wednesday. Representatives of companies and organizations where the ACCA affiliates are working were among the guests.

Lucia Real-Martin, ACCA director for emerging markets, Asia handed over the certificates to the new members.

ACCA affiliate Nguyen Thi Ai Hoa (L) receives her certificate from Lucia Real-Martin, director for emerging markets, Asia, at a celebration event in Ho Chi Minh City May 24, 2011 (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

“To reach this point, each of you has needed to display the highest levels of technical, practical and professional ability,” she told her new members in a speech she delivered at the HCM City celebration.

“By completing a demanding set of examinations and gaining high quality professional experience, you have earned the right to call yourself a professionally qualified accountant.

“With the ACCA qualification, you are fully equipped to take the opportunities that the global economy now presents, and of course you are in an enviable position to help shape the future of the accounting profession in Vietnam.”

A congratulation message from ACCA President Mark Gold reads, “In current global economic conditions, the flexibility and adaptability of the ACCA qualification paired with its lifelong learning and ethnics commitment could not be more relevant or useful.”

Pham Hoai Nam, audit partner with Deloitte Vietnam, said, “Over a hundred of our staff are now ACCA members or in pursuit of the ACCA qualification. This is testament to our focus on developing our people and the accounting industry as a whole.

His company is the local member firm of the leading global professional services company Deloitte.

ACCA is a global body for professional accountants with a network of 147,000 members, and 424,000 students across 170 countries and 83 offices, said Ms. Real-Martin, director for emerging markets, Asia.

ACCA currently has some 450 members in Vietnam.

By Tuong Thuy

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