Pakistani student declared global prizewinner for scoring highest marks in ACCA

LAHORE: An Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) student from Lahore, has been declared the global prizewinner for scoring the highest marks in the Financial Reporting exam conducted in December 2020.

Despite much disruption globally as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, ACCA was able to run almost 153,000 exams across the vast majority of its markets internationally.

The ACCA Qualification rigorously tests the skills and competencies that a modern-day accountant needs with a firm grounding in ethics and professionalism. It prepares students for a rewarding career as a qualified and ethical finance professional.

Zara Naeem credited this success to her father who’s always encouraged all the girls in the family to pursue their dreams and smash all artificial barriers.

She said, “My father is a true role model for me. I grew up seeing him reaching great heights in his military service that always inspired me to follow in his footsteps.”

Explaining the reason for choosing ACCA, Zara shared, “ACCA was a natural choice for me. Most military families move every few years, so I always knew I needed a qualification that ensures flexibility and offers global mobility.”

With over 527,000 students in nearly 179 countries studying and sitting the same exams, ACCA is the best option for those who wish to go places, she added.

Busting the myth that finance and accountancy is a male-dominated profession, she shared, “This is no longer the case. With bodies like ACCA opening access, you will be surprised to learn that ACCA now has a female student base of 58%, with more women than ever looking to become professional accountants. So yes, get ready to see cracks in the glass ceiling.” She said.

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