Paras Ali

Published on:
February 9, 2021

Finance Manager IFRS Excellence and Group Capital Assets, Emirates Airlines

Inspiration: At the time when I had to choose between ACCA and other accounting certifications, I chose ACCA because of what it offers as a package. Apart from being rightly focused on accounting and finance, ACCA also grooms students to think out of the box and to apply the relevant knowledge and learning to a vast variety of scenarios, which ensures their smooth transition into the practical world. Also, needless to mention, Focus on professional ethics sits at the core of ACCA which makes it distinct from many other accounting bodies.

Highs and Lows: From becoming an ACCA affiliate and getting my first internship role in a local accounting firm in Pakistan to getting an opportunity to work with KPMG lower Gulf and ultimately landing a job at one of the leading airlines in the world, it has been mostly “highs” for me so far. I have had a number of “lows” as well, but nothing notable to mention.

Career Journey: Beginning my career with the badge of ACCA on my chest, I knew that ACCA has equipped me with the ability and the potential to maximize the skills that I have gained in due course and that now is the time to put these to work. I would like to remain on the same path that I embarked on more than 10 years back and take my career further. 

ACCA Community: I take immense pride in being part of the fastest-growing accounting body in the world. ACCA is widely recognized across the globe provides you with opportunities to strive further and take your career to the next level. Ease in connecting with the wider community provides a colossal platform of global mobility which is second to none.