Accounting professionals should embrace new technologies and upgrade their skills in order to stay relevant in the fast-changing world, said finance professionals at a roundtable discussion.The Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA), Price water houseCoopers Limited PWC and the Daily Star organised a round table held at the AS Mahmud Seminar Room of the Daily Star Building on Thursday (November 21) at Farmgate in the capital. The event was chaired by PwC Managing Partner Mamun Rashid.
Bangladesh's Comptroller and Auditor General Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury was present as the chief guest at the meeting.
In his speech, he said, “If you don’t align yourself to the changing world and develop your skills, then you will be hanging on the balance without no ground under your feet.”
Muslim Chowdhury said that to succeed in business, there is no alternative to modern technology, risk, control, discipline. The combination of these is very important in the partner business.
Middle East and South Asia Regional Financial Controller Oliver Gibbs attended the seminar as the special guest.
He said businesses want real time data analysis. Technology will be helpful here.Mamun Rashid, assurance specialist of PwC,Masud Khan, chairman of GSK Bangladesh, Md Ahsanul Hoque Bashar, country manager of the ACCA Bangladesh, Uzma Chowdhury, director for finance of Pran-RFL Group, Zahidul Islam Malita, chief financial officer and finance director of Uniliver Bangladesh, Shamim Al Mamun, CFO of LankaBangla Finance, Mustafa Alim Aolad, deputy CFO of Grameenphone, Zulfikar Rahman, head of finance and operations at NewsCred, Thomas Barry, director of finance of icddr,b, Md Fuad Uddin Khan, associate director of PwC Bangladesh, Iftekharul Bhuiyan, head of finance at Nielsen Bangladesh, and Sarwar Azam Khan, former CFO of GSK Bangladesh, also spoke. Md Nafeez Al Tarik, CEO of Asian Tiger Capital Partners Asset Management, was present at the meeting.