UNCTAD and SOCPA Offers a Program to Qualify Trainers in Various Professional Bodies
SOCPA has started training accounting personnel in the Middle East and North Africa regions, through a course in accounting for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMES).
This comes as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) commissioned the SOCPA to provide a professional course aimed at qualifying trainers for professional bodies in a number of African and Middle Eastern countries to better utilize the accounting training manual for small, medium and micro-enterprises and to ultimately master the knowledge and educational skills necessary to provide such courses for entrepreneurs and small businesses in their homelands.
UNCTAD's decision to work with SOCPA on this subject reflects the high level of development and progress enjoyed by the accounting and auditing profession in the Kingdom and shows how solid are the professional and educational outputs in the kingdom.
In this regard, the CEO of the SOCPA, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Maghamis, said that the accounting and auditing profession in the Kingdom is witnessing a remarkable development evident by the fact that SOCPA has become among the international professional bodies that contribute to the development of other professional bodies. Dr. Al-Maghamis added that this is a result of the kingdom's wise leadership and the directives of His Excellency the Minister of Commerce Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOCPA.
He also added that UNTCAD's choice is an appreciation for the role that SOCPA plays in developing human resources in the accounting sector, and an acknowledgment of SOCPA as one of the leading professional organizations that can provide the necessary support and advice to other professional bodies.
It is noteworthy that SOCPA worked in cooperation with UNCTAD to translate the Training Manual on Accounting for Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises into the Arabic language, so that it would be available to all Arabic-speaking countries in order to support the accounting profession in the Arab world and enhance transparency at the local and international levels.