‘CIPM-ACCA partnership will make HR professionals business leaders’

CIPM-ACCA partnership
Some officials of the professional bodies at the ceremony.

By Elizabeth Osayande

Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, CIPM, of Nigeria, Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya, has lauded the recent collaboration between the institute and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ACCA, Nigeria.

CIPM, a body of human resources, HR, professionals in Nigeria, signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with ACCA, a body of professional accountants, in Ikeja, Lagos, last Wednesday.

Akisanya, who spoke to newsmen after the event, said she was optimistic that the cross-pollination of the two professions in building capacity and capability, would unleash well-rounded business professionals in the market in Nigeria, in West Africa and in Africa as a whole.

“This signing, which I have called a marriage, is really significant. What it really means is, HR professionals understanding finance and accounting as it is known in today’s world, will be better business leaders and business

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