The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has reportedly called on the finance professionals of the future to blend technical skills and strategic insights for effective results.

Speaking recently during the launch of ACCA qualification event, Nigerian newspaper The Sun News said ACCA Nigeria’s country head, Toyin Ademola, is said to have stressed the rapidly evolving nature of businesses and the development of new technologies means employers need financial professionals who can meet business needs, not just for today, but the future.

The body reportedly said this was the rationale behind redesigning ACCA’s qualifications module to meet the future need of the finance industry.

Ademola reportedly said the launch event occurred in collaboration with the organisation’s global headquarters because Nigeria is one of the key markets for ACCA.

She reportedly said: “For us at ACCA, we are concerned that the professional accountants have the requisite skills, this is what led to the re-design of our strategic business module.”

She further explained that ACCA works with tertiary institutions, O-Level colleges and the public to promote financial literacy from the basics.