ACCA recognises Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) as an approved employer – the first utilities business in the Middle East to receive this recognition.
News Of Emirates – ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has awarded Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) approved employer status for professional development.
The ACCA Approved Employer certificate was presented to His Excellency Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of SEWA who further reinforced SEWA’s commitment in developing current and future finance talent in the Emirate. The certificate is awarded to leading organisations that offer outstanding continuing professional development opportunities to their finance professionals and that demonstrate superior professional values, ethics and governance in the workplace.
The ACCA Approved Employer programme recognises employers’ high standards of staff training, accountancy resources and development for their ACCA members and trainees.
‘Gaining approved employer status is a very exciting move both for SEWA and for us,” said Fazeela Gopalani. Head of ACCA, Middle East. “SEWA is the first utility operation to be an approved employer in the Middle East which further reinforces the commitment placed by the leadership team in developing finance professionals which can continue to drive growth within the sector. The continued investment in the utilities sector and development of both current and future generations further supports the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071.”
ACCA and SEWA’s partnership recognises the value for both organisation and for the advancement of their respective members as well as the public interest.
SEWA Chairman, His Excellency Dr Rashid Alleem, said: ‘Knowledge is power if applied and shared. We will look to ensure collaborative opportunities to improve skills and training across the Middle East.’
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority has witnessed consecutive huge development since its inception as a private company called Sharjah Electricity & Water Resources Co., then its ownership was transferred to Sharjah Government as (Sharjah Electricity & Water Department).With the tremendous economical, industrial and civilization development boom witnessed in the Emirate of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah issued his visionary decree on establishment of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) as financially and administratively independent entity, to distribute and generate electricity, water and (piped natural) gas to the nationals and residents of the Sharjah Emirate.
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
ACCA supports its 219,000 members and 527,000 students (including affiliates) in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 110 offices and centres and 7,571 Approved Employers worldwide, and 328 approved learning providers who provide high standards of learning and development.
Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
ACCA has introduced major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability.