ICAEW CFAB: Business, Technology and Finance

Last Updated : 21-11-2022

To provide students with an understanding of how businesses operate and how finance functions help businesses to achieve their objectives.

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • identify the general objectives of businesses and the functions and tasks that businesses perform in order to meet their objectives;
  • specify the nature, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of different forms of business and organizational structure;
  • identify the purpose of financial information produced by finance functions, specify how finance functions support business operations, including the measurement of risk, and identify sources and methods of financing for businesses;
  • specify the importance and attributes of the accountancy profession and the role that governance plays in the management of a business, including how a business can promote corporate governance, sustainability, corporate responsibility and an ethical culture;
  • specify the impact on a business of the external environment in which it operates; and
  • specify key issues in relation to data and its collection, visualisation and analysis, and identify key features, benefits and risks of different technologies.

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    Azam is director of the ICAEW-CFAB program at DSR. He was the lead instructor for the PAQT/EFP program, a joint initiative launched in 2019 by the Human Resources Authority and ADGM Academy. To date, 29 Emirati students have earned the ACCA diploma through the program.

    Azam teaches ICAEW ACA courses at DSR and to corporate clients, including EmiratesNBD. His practice areas include Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, and Taxation.

    Azam is a graduate of Brown University (’01) in Providence, RI, USA. He attended the American Community School in Abu Dhabi.

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