LAHORE - The qualifying round of the National Finance Olympiad 2017 was held at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan’s offices in Lahore and Karachi simultaneously on Tuesday with the announcement of 15 winning teams for next round to be held on December 18.

The round began with 31 teams from prestigious organisations across Pakistan participating in the qualifying round. It was intensive three-hour MCQ based exam developed by the technical partners; EY Ford Rhodes, KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. The finance championship is an initiative by ICAP in collaboration with the Unilever Pakistan wherein teams of financial professionals from various organizations compete together to prove their mettle. The Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee of ICAP has been organizing the NFO since 2015.

The top 15 teams from across the country who won the qualifying round are Cherat Cement Company Limited, Orix Leasing Pakistan Limited, Engro Fertilizers Limited, ICI Pakistan Limited, EY Ford Rhodes, Midas Safety Pakistan, Seimens Pakistan Engineering Limited, Grant Thornton Anjuam Rahman, Linde Pakistan, Arif Habib Corporation Limited, Novartis Pharma Pakistan Limited, Kot Addu Power Company Limited (KAPCO), Haleeb Foods Limited, The Professionals’ Academy of Commerce (PAC), Rafhan Maize Products Company Limited.