Need for qualified Islamic finance professionals underlined

Tariq Khattak

Islamabad—CIMA, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, launched its Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance amongst a distinguished gathering of leading industry figures from Pakistan at a local hotel.

The CIMA Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance (CADIF) is the first qualification of its kind to be offered by a professional accountancy body, and marks a major step forward for the Islamic finance industry. It follows the successful launch of CIMA’s Certificate in Islamic Finance four years ago, which, following a detailed review, has recently been re-graded to the CIMA Diploma in Islamic Finance.

Mr. Bradley Emerson, Regional Director, CIMA, said: “CIMA’s mission is to help people and businesses to succeed. Keeping to this mission CIMA recognise the growth of Islamic Finance in the world; came up with the curriculum with input from world’s best scholars in its subjects. CIMA Certificates, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Islamic Finance are the first ever globally recognised qualifications. CIMA is confident that the launch of this program in Pakistan is timely and the banking professionals may make use of these courses to up shelf themselves’

Islamic finance is becoming much more prominent throughout the financial institutions of the world, rapidly growing from a niche industry to a mainstay of finance. CIMA’s qualifications in Islamic finance have been developed with this switch in mind, and to help meet a global shortfall of skilled Islamic finance professionals.

Javaria Hassan, Country Manager, CIMA Pakistan added: “Islamic finance plays a vital role in the modern business world, and it is important that there are global qualifications available to professionals in both the principal and developing Islamic finance hubs.


Source : Pakistan observer