With the objective of lending support to present and future members in terms of employability, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is organising a Virtual Careers Fair. This is an enhanced version of the Fair that the global body for professional accountants had organised successfully in 2020.
The Fair is a platform that connects employers with professionally-qualified finance talent.
Md. Sajid Khan, head of international development, ACCA says, ‘This mobile-friendly, immersive Virtual Career Fair managed by ACCA is a platform for employers to browse resumés from thousands of potential applicants. Organisations can also dynamically post their vacancies on ACCA Careers and interact with forward-thinking accountancy and finance professionals.’
The improved version of the Fair this year offers greater access to candidates as well as the technology to make real-time connections via video chat with a vast array of ACCA’s future-ready finance professionals. Scheduled to be held on September 29, 2021, the Fair will witness participation from prospective students and those completing ACCA studies, as well as experienced professionals along with thousands of ACCA members and affiliates.
Employers can review the CVs and resumés available on the platform, before the event, and shortlist candidates. Thererafter, they can book on-the-day appointments to interact with the candidates and discuss potential roles and expectations.
Organisations will get a chance to showcase themselves to a wide audience in a live environment. Employers can also list their live vacancies, for free, on the ACCA Careers website, using the intuitive guide. This will give them access to ACCA’s resume/CV database, so that they can make event-day appointments with potential candidates.
Helen Brand OBE, chief executive, ACCA is confident of “ACCA’s strength as a super connector in the accountancy and finance profession across the world” and encourages employers and job seekers to “explore all the available resources we have created for you” and “look to build on or even begin, your career in accountancy and finance.’