The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and HOFT have announced a formal partnership to offer exam preparation courses for finance professionals based in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. The courses will equip financial professionals with the tools they need to earn the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC) certification, sponsored by AFP.
By partnering together, AFP and HOFT are helping finance professionals within the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions to transform their careers by using a strategic finance leadership framework to become finance leaders of the future. HOFT has a world class team of experts in finance, finance transformation, finance business partnering, FP&A, strategy, emerging technologies, data analytics and leadership who have global experience within large groups of multinational and Fortune 100 companies.
“This collaboration with HOFT helps AFP transform financial professionals into global strategic finance leaders,” said Himashi Soriano, managing director of APAC. “This path to earning AFP’s FPAC credential will help practitioners in these regions distinguish themselves among their peers.”
The FPAC credential establishes a set of core competencies for the corporate FP&A profession and addresses areas that are not necessarily covered by traditional accounting degrees. It is the only credential that is specific to FP&A; it is forward-looking and assesses the ability to see the big picture. Certified FP&A professionals are specially equipped to mitigate uncertainty and see beyond the numbers; they strive to make the numbers work to determine holistic strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting that ties into the goals of the business.
“With its vision to support a global community of finance professionals in their career transformation journey towards next generation finance, HOFT is highly thrilled to partner with AFP to support finance professionals in their transformation journey towards best-in-class FP&A leaders,” said Muhammad Taqi, head of Finance Transformation Projects at HOFT.