Accountancy Age, Accountancy Age, Thursday 27 May 2010 at 09:20:00

Accountant hails breakthrough for women in the Middle East

A Deloitte auditor has marked a milestone for sexual equality in the MiddleEast by becoming the first Saudi woman to gain a licence to practice as acertified public accountant in the Kingdom.

Kholoud Adnan Mousa told news"This is not only a great personal achievement for Kholoud and for her familybut also for women in Saudi Arabia."

She added: "I am very pleased with the licence I received which should nowopen the door for more Saudi woman to pursue career opportunities in the fieldof accounting and auditing."

Mousa works for Deloitte's Saudi member Bakr Abulkhair & Co which hasoffices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Khobar.

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