Abu-Ghazaleh: Digital Transformation is Crucial to Cope with Technological Advancements
Special to TAG-IT News Agency
CAIRO - The International Arab Society of Certified Accountants (IASCA) held its annual meeting under the chairmanship of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of IASCA, with Society members from different Arab countries in attendance.
During the meeting, the 2018 annual report was reviewed as well as the financial statements and the budget in addition to various issues related to the work of IASCA were discussed including the need to transform the professional curricula, training courses and exams into electronic system.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh pointed out that the recent digital transformation of the Society is a result of the urgent need to cope with technological advancements in the accounting and auditing profession, adding that IASCA offers digital training courses and replaced its traditional paper exams with an electronic examination system through “Tadrib Online” platform to facilitate access for all students around the world.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh announced that IASCA will offer a number of professional programs as electronic courses on ‘Tadrib Online’ including the International Arab Certified Management Accountant (IACMA) and the IFRS Expert certificates.
During the meeting, IASCA announced that it will be holding a unique conference in cooperation with the League of Arab States entitled "Transformation from Education to Innovation" which will focus on the changes in the accounting education field.
It is noteworthy to mention that the International Arab Society of Certified Accountants (IASCA) was established in 1984 as a non-profit professional accounting association in London, UK. It was formally registered in Amman on February 24, 1994, with the aim of advancing the profession of accounting, auditing and other related disciplines in the countries of the League of Arab States. IASCA also aims at maintaining the professional independence of Arab accountants and their protection, as well as the application of professional supervisory measures.