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Qatargas staff celebrate success in accountancy training

Qatargas Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani presented certificates to eleven national employees from Qatargas Finance and Administration to mark their successful passing of a course in accountancy skills.

The course, delivered by tutors from Ernst & Young’s training academy in May and June, was designed to confirm participants had a thorough grasp of the core foundations of the profession, was conducted over four weeks and culminated in three exams.

Topics included Financial Reporting, budgeting and cost accounting and other advanced concepts. All of the participants were successful in passing each exam they attempted, underlining the dedication and effort of all the attendees. The successful participants are now equipped to start the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a leading global accountancy body.

After presenting the recognition certificates, the CEO, stated, “This is a great step forward towards our National population attaining professional accountancy qualifications, something which will identify them as having all of the required technical competences and skills to attain the highest positions within our Finance team. Being able to demonstrate this to our shareholders will be a significant step forward in our Qatarization program. Our Qatarization strategy forms a key element of our corporate social responsibility and is aligned with the Human Development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030. I would like to thank these employees for taking the first steps in what I hope will lead to them becoming fully qualified accountants.”

Investing in the education and training of young Qataris is a key objective for Qatargas and is at the core of the Company’s corporate social responsibility strategies. The Company has well-established and proven strategies and programs to attract, recruit and develop a talented National workforce. Qatargas is actively pursuing its goal of quality Qatarization with qualified Qatari nationals in key positions across the organization.

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