Emirates FN

  • Subject : TAG-Org, CIMA to launch first global Arabic certificate in Islamic Finance from professional chartered accountancy body
  • Date : 24-Jul-2010
  • Text :


    The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh CIMA Academy hosted the global launch of the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) certificate in Islamic Finance in Arabic in Amman on July 22nd at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Forum/Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business.
    The launch of the Arabic certificate marks a major step forward for the Islamic finance industry - it is the first global qualification of its kind to be offered by a professionally chartered accountancy body.

    Meanwhile, the two bodies will also cooperate in the Global Business Challenge; a competition in the business field provided by CIMA and will be represented in the Arab region through Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business.

    The competition is based on case study methodology and will be judged by field experts recommended by TAG-College.

    Mr. Robert Jelly, Executive Director of CIMA Education, said, "It is a great honor to be here today in Amman, representing CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, for the launch of the TAG-CIMA Arabic version of the CIMA Certificate in Islamic Finance."

    "CIMA and TAG-Org have now been working in partnership for a number of years to bring CIMA and TAG-Org credentials to Jordan, the Gulf states and the wider Arab speaking nations. Cooperation in the fields of business accounting and Islamic finance has been progressing well and I look forward to a growing partnership in years to come. The education and skills development of young people are close to both organizations' hearts - giving young people the opportunity to have sustainable and successful careers from which they can devote their skills and knowledge for the well-being of the companies they work for and of the economies in which they live in," he added.

    HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and CEO of TAG-Org, said, "We are really happy to join forces with CIMA in introducing the TAG-CIMA Arabic version of the CIMA Certificate in Islamic Finance. We believe it will have a positive impact and contribute to the success of the financial sector. Our work will continue to cover all aspects of this certificate, promote it and work on developing it according to our programs."