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News brief: ACCA signs MoU with Kazakhstan-based financial centre

ACCA Kazakhstan and Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) in Kazakhstan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in training the next generation of finance professional in Kazakhstan, effective December 2016.

The Governor of AIFC Kairat Kelimbetov said: “Creating new generation of internationally recognized local professionals is the key for sustainable development of AIFC and overall success of Kazakhstan financial industry. We have launched AIFC Academy this year which will work towards creating a critical mass of 2000+ internationally certified professionals."

The MoU with ACCA is an important step for the Academy in launching its programs for future generation of accountants and auditors, according to AIFC Academy chancellor Yenur Rysmagambetov. He estimated that they are currently 300 ACCA member in the country, and stated that the aim was to triple the figure in the coming years.

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