This article marks the launch of a new initiative by the ACCA Poland office that aims to showcase the best employers we have the opportunity to cooperate with, which not only support ACCA members and students, but where the ACCA qualification and its standards are deeply ingrained in the company's learning and development culture and way of working. Three Infosys experts with high level experience in finance were the first to tell us a bit more about their company in the below interview.
I personally believe that ACCA is giving a thorough knowledge and broadens the perspective for those who are working in F&A sector. I often encourage others to undertake the ACCA certification, though I am aware it is not an easy path. Thus in 2016, to support our ACCA students, within Infosys in Lodz we have implemented the ACCA Mentoring Programme that we are proud of. Each student participating in this initiative has been assigned to a mentor, with whom they prepare their Personal Development Plan in ACCA to cover the Practical Experience Requirements and make sure it corresponds with personal development paths within Infosys. Mentors were chosen from experienced high-level managers, which are also active ACCA members to maintain high standard of this support.
The company is also open for all bottom-up social initiatives that give a lot of project management, planning and stakeholder influencing development opportunities for our people. Recently we noticed that for young employees, social activity becomes at least as important as working environment and work itself. They are very much engaged in supporting responsible business activities and demonstrating social and pro-ecological sensitivity. We are very proud of these initiatives that bring a lot to the local community and environment. Young people are full of willingness to help others in need, therefore we believe that they will change the world we all live in. We already have many of examples, such as: Dream Catcher initiative, which fulfilled kids’ dreams within “Mam Marzenie” foundation; contributing in Business Run organized aiming at helping people without limbs; charity auctions organized in the Company and many others.
Moreover, as we are not focusing only on technological skills, we offer a bunch of other benefits such as flexible working hours, language trainings, activity cards, entertainment clubs, etc.
Anna Tumidajewicz FCCA
Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) since 2002, with over 20 years of experience in the area of Banking, Auditing and Outsourcing, including 6 years in Auditing and 14 years on different managerial positions in the Business Process Outsourcing. She has significant experience in people and process management and achievements in leading transitions and running Internal Controls and Technology implementation projects. Currently responsible for capability & solution design for F&A and supply chain services in Lodz DC.
Magdalena Kierste ACCA
Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), with over 9 years of experience in the field of internal and external audits, currently leading Audit and Internal Control Centre of Excellence (horizontal role) across all engagements in Infosys Poland. Responsible also for consulting projects in the area of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and internal controls.
ACCA Student, Senior Delivery Lead in Finance Centre of Excellence at Infosys. With 7+ years of experience in the area of Finance & Accounting across client and advisory roles, she is also a Technology Consultant supporting Operations in business transformation initiatives.