09 Sep 2021 21:03 IST

IRM India Affiliate ties up with BCAS

BCAS to offer a professional ERM education track to CAs through IRM qualifications

Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced that the IRM India Affiliate has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with the Bombay Chartered Accountants' Society (BCAS).The alliance has been forged with the view of strengthening Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) education in the domain.

Both organisations will collaborate extensively to nurture risk intelligence skills amongst budding and practising CAs across a range of areas, such as risk consultancy, enterprise-wide risk management advisory, risk-based audit and the myriad of other risk-related industry opportunities. Under the partnership, the two organisations will leverage ERM education through IRM qualifications that can be pursued parallel with a CA course or professional career.

IRM’s globally-recognised qualifications will augment career opportunities for aspiring and practising CAs in various risk-related roles across different sectors and industries. In addition, IRM India Affiliate will also support capacity building, by providing a highly-qualified talent pool of ERM professionals to chartered accountancy firms, to improve their risk consulting and management services. The two organisations will also work to promote thought leadership in the field, through regular webinars, research publications and other activities, on risk-related topics.

Future-proofing careers

Hersh Shah, CEO, India Affiliate, Institute of Risk Management, said: “Our partnership with BCAS, a national thought leader in the domain of chartered accountancy, is intended to ensure that aspiring accountants receive professional enterprise risk education that equips them with expertise in the principles and current practices in the risk domain, and help them apply the learnings and global knowledge in their current audit and tax services as well as in setting up their own risk consulting practice.”

Discussing the partnership, Abhay Mehta, President, Bombay Chartered Accountants' Society, added: “In recent years, we have observed that the role of a CA has evolved beyond being a mere auditor or accountant. Today, they are also expected to guide robust organisational growth, by helping their company stay agile and responsive to rapidly-changing business dynamics.”