Abu-Ghazaleh: Our Agreement with An-Najah University is Part of IASCA's Efforts to Raise the Bar of Professional Performance in Palestine and the Arab Region


  • Partnership Agreement between IASCA and An-Najah National University

    RAMALLAH - The International Arab Society of Certified Accountants (IASCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with An-Najah National University with the aim of strengthening partnership and cooperation between the two parties in several areas.

    The MoU was signed by IASCA’s Board Member and Representative in Palestine, Mr. Jamal Milhem as a representative of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, IASCA chairman,  and Prof. Abdel Nasser Zaid, president of the University, in the presence of several representatives of the University and IASCA.   

    Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his pride in cooperating with An-Najah National University, pointing out that this cooperation comes as part of IASCA’s efforts exerted to raise the bar of educational, academic and professional performance in Palestine and the Arab region.

    It is worth mentioning that such an agreement with An-Najah University comes in accordance with the vision of Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh to reinforce IASCA’s mission in developing and facilitating the process of information sharing and exchange among professional accountants regarding the professional issues which would be carried out through the development, compilation, and publication of educational research.   


    Through this MoU, the two parties seek to cooperate in professional training and qualification in the areas of accounting, auditing, and the relevant disciplines. The University’s premises will be approved as an exam center for the professional certificates issued by IASCA. Moreover, the University will cooperate with IASCA in organizing seminars, conferences, workshops, scientific and academic activities, as well as exchanging scientific researches and dissertations.

    Mr. Milhem praised the global advanced level achieved by An-Najah National University, and its progress in the international rankings of universities, pointing out that the partnership with the University promotes IASCA’s vision that aims at establishing accounting, auditing and behavioral standards along with building capabilities and enhancing students’ skills through internationally recognized education, examination and qualification programs; to supply the local, Arab and international markets with qualified accountants that meet the international qualification criteria. 

    On the other hand, Prof. Abdel Nasser Zaid stated that the University seeks to cooperate with various educational institutions that have common goals for the purpose of developing students' skills and capabilities through professional training that integrates the theoretical foundations and practical skills needed to meet the current and future labor market requirements.

    In 1977, An-Najah National University was established as a public University, to prepare professional human cadres to become qualified for leadership, and develop their skills in all fields of life. The University aims at providing its students with distinguished scientific knowledge and individual skills that enhance their ability to compete in the local, Arab and international markets. Furthermore, the University seeks to fulfill the needs of the community regarding the sustainable economic, social, human, and technical development, along with contributing to the enrichment of the human knowledge and preserving the cultural and religious heritage of the Palestinian people. 

    In 1984, IASCA was established in London, UK, as a non-profit, professional, accounting body. It was formally registered in Amman on February 24, 1994, with the aim to advance the profession of accounting, auditing and other related disciplines in the countries of the Arab League, in addition to preserving the professional independence, protecting accountants, and applying the standards of professional supervision over them.