The economic, political and environmental climate has exposed shortcomings in the way public policy and regulation have developed in areas such as financial regulation, financial reporting, corporate transparency, climate change and quality assurance. More and more businesses demand from their finance function the ability to think beyond their core function – on the lines of broadening business opportunities, designing new business models and contributing to the innovation of products, services and processes.


CDC sponsored the Accountancy Futures Symposium organized by ACCA Pakistan on November 24-25, 2010 at a local hotel in Karachi. The theme of the event was “Accountancy Futures Symposium - Critical Issues for Tomorrow’s Profession”. The centre pieces of the highly attended event were:

  1. The Value of Audit in the Modern World
  2. Demonstrating Responsibility: Reporting Futures
  3. Accountants: SMEs Best Friend
  4. Generation Y: Realising the Potential

The discussions were led by experts from private and public sector organizations including ICI Pakistan, Engro Corporation, Unilever Pakistan, KESC, WWF Pakistan, Nestle Pakistan Ltd, NIT, World Bank, Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder & Co. Chartered Accountants, A. F. Ferguson & Co. Chartered Accountants, Naseeb Networks, National Foods, M. Yousuf Adil Saleem & Co. Chartered Accountants and Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).  

Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan appreciated CDC’s participation as a sponsor in his opening remarks and presented Mr. Hanif Jakhura, CEO CDC a token of appreciation.