ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants, recently hosted a panel discussion on ‘Attracting, Developing and Retaining talent: Roadmap for 2022 and beyond’.
The speakers were Helen Brand, chief executive of ACCA alongside Mr. David MC Daniel, CFO of Nestle South Asia region and Executive Director & CFO of Nestle India Ltd. and Mr. S Santhanakrishnan, Managing Partner – PKF Sridhar & Santhanam LLP .
Helen Brand, chief executive, ACCA says: ‘The employability of our members is always a priority – and for us to deliver on that, we must get under the skin of what business needs from their finance professionals. During these challenging times, ACCA is committed to supporting employers in attracting, developing and retaining the right finance professional who can help organisations stride forward in their journey. Our recently launched Career Navigator is already proving hugely popular, offering a framework and a helpful array of digital resources so that every accountant can plot their career into the future, while also helping employers plan their team’s finance talent journey.’
Mr. David MC Daniel, CFO of Nestle South Asia region and Executive Director & CFO of Nestle India Ltd added: ‘We look for people who are intellectually curious, and have the ability to analyse and create value by challenging the status quo. The talent we have in our company is our responsibility to develop, and everyone that we take in of course has the potential to be developed.’
Mr S. Santhanakrishnan, Managing Partner at PKF Sridhar & Santhanam LLP says: ‘I am happy to note that the course curriculum of ACCA is dynamic and recognises the needs of the stakeholders and adequately prepares candidates for changing times.’
Md Sajid Khan, Head of International Development at ACCA addressed the discussion: ‘In line with ACCA’s commitment to provide ongoing support to its stakeholders, the roundtable helped employers get insights relevant to addressing the current issues of talent management. There is a growing need for organisations to update their talent strategies starting from scratch and creating a strong employee value proposition that fully delivers on their company’s employment experience promise, one that fuels the culture where everyone can bring in their full range of talents, feel valued and do great work.’
The event strengthened ACCA’s value proposition to all its stakeholders and highlighted how ACCA is constantly working as a super connector and supporting employers to attract, develop and retain talent.
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