ACCA unveils online portal to address unemployment

Association of Certified Chartered Accounts, ACCA, has unveiled an online career portal for its members and students in Nigeria where they can get their curriculum vitae published for existing and potential employment opportunities.

This was announced by the Country Manager, ACCA Nigeria, Mrs. Toyin Ademola, during a media breakfast recently organised in Lagos.

According to Ademola, who identified lack of professional skills as a major factor affecting employability of Nigerian graduates, said apart from building professionalism in the accounting profession, ACCA also seeks to create a platform that allows successful ACCA-certified professionals to have employment opportunities with employers.

Noting that ACCA’s resolve to assist its members in addressing employment issue informed its decision to launch the career portal in the country, Ademola said employers can visit the ACCA’s carrier portal and check the Nigerian side to see CVs of qualified professionals already profiled by ACCA.

She said: “For the Nigerian ACCA qualified students, they can as well go to the Nigerian side on ACCA’s portal to look for organisations vacancies and see if they can fill it.

“The ACC career portal also provides candidates with CV writing skills. Immediately CVs are uploaded, the portal will quickly highlight areas not well written; maybe spellings, format or any other thing that could not make such CVs attractive to employers.

“For the ACCA’s carrier portal, we realise that the most important thing for anybody in Nigeria whether a graduate or professional graduate is about employability and it has to do with the level of unemployment rate in the country.

What happen is that it is always difficult to get CVs across to employers because they don’t know what the employers want in CVs.” Noting that the ACCA career portal had been available for some time in the United Kingdom and Asia, Ademola said “Nigeria is the first African country to benefit from the platform.”

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