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‘ACCA will work for BPO sector development’

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said Bangladesh has the opportunity to involve the professional bodies like Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to help thrive the Business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.

Speaking at a roundtable here yesterday evening, he said, "It is crucial that finance services, more importantly while it is run under the supervision of the government, should be ethical, efficient and effective."

The state minister said the Bangladesh government has declared Information and Technology (IT) and Business process outsourcing (BPO) as the next priority after RMG sector.

"Now Finance and Accounting Outsourcing has become an integral part of the BPO sector," he added.

The ACCA Bangladesh organized the roundtable titled 'The role of Professional Bodies to Help the BPO Sector to Thrive'.

Syed Asif Aziz, ACCA presented the key note paper with Bangladesh potentialities with Accounting BPO, Global and Regional perspectives, ACCA Member and Professional network to support BPO sector for development, industry expertise to support Finance Accounting Outsourcing.

Among others, Stuart Dunlop, ACCA Regional Director for Middle East, North Africa, South Asia (MENASA), Mohua Rashid, Country Manager of ACCA Bangladesh, Sami Ahmed, Component Team Leader (IT/ITES), LICT Leveraging ICT for Growth Employment and Governance, Suraiya Zannath, Lead Financial Management Specialist, World Bank Group, Ahmadul Hoq, President of BACCO, Wahidur Rahman Sharif, Vice President of BACCO, Uttam Kumar Paul, Director of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), Razib Ahmed, President of e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-Cab), were present on the occasion.

Stuart Dunlop, ACCA Regional Director for MENASA said, "There is lot of business opportunities for Bangladesh in BPO sector and they have the energy. People's skill and business environment is important." He also said, "a lot of scope for business and work internationally from Bangladesh."

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)