Dubai – MENA Herald: PwC’s Academy received the “Excellence in training and development of finance professionals” award last week at the prestigious awards ceremony, the Middle East Accountancy and Finance Excellence Awards event in Dubai. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the awards are organised by the leading accounting body, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) to recognise the region’s most qualified leaders in the accountancy and finance industry.

PwC Partner Amanda Line, said “It’s wonderful to be recognised for the work we are doing to help grow talent in the Middle East through our training programmes. Qualifications, technical knowledge and behavioural skills are critical to every individuals’ professional development, the success of their organisations and the economies to which they belong.”

The award recognises PwC’s commitment to continuous professional development of financial and business professionals across the region. PwC’s Academy, the educational business of PwC upholds this commitment by providing a unique combination of developing technical knowledge alongside behavioural competencies through a diverse range of professional qualifications and professional development courses. They also help the region grow and retain their national talent through the Accounting Skills Certificate (ASC), developed in partnership with ICAEW.

Operating out of seven countries in the region, PwC’s Academy is known for enhancing the learning experience through its global network of expert trainers, state of the art classroom and premises, and innovative teaching methodologies.

Commenting on the occasion, Hani Ashkar, PwC Middle East Senior Partner, said “The importance of high-quality training and certification courses in this region cannot be understated. As markets continue to develop and grow, we need to further enhance our talent and skills across all organisations in the region’s private and public sector. We are proud to play an important role in this vital matter that is a priority on national agendas.”