Chicago, IL, January 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) has successfully trained and certified its first member from a US Regulatory Body. Tarig Rahamtalla, Senior Financial Analyst for the Universal Service Administrative Company, recently attained his certification as a Bachelor of Revenue Assurance Regulatory Compliance at the recent GRAPA training event held in Las Vegas, USA.
“Regulators, and those who work for them, are in as much need of training as any other telecommunications professional,” said Rob Mattison, GRAPA’s President. Because revenue assurance is one of the main areas where the interests of regulators and telcos coincide, “skilled and knowledgeable regulators are often the ones best placed to help telcos manage leakage and fraud.”
"Tarig is certainly one of the most impressive individuals to participate in GRAPA’s certification program,” said Louis Khor, GRAPA’s Director of Research and Industry Analysis, commenting on Rahamtalla’s extensive experience in finance and regulatory compliance. “By combining his wide-ranging background in finance with deep technical and practical knowledge of telecommunications systems and operations, Tarig is well-placed to ensure that regulatory thinking keeps up with the huge technological advances that telcos are involved in.”
Tarig’s achievement of certifying as a Bachelor of Revenue Assurance Regulatory Compliance involved participation in a rigorous 40-hour training program, an extensive series of exams, as well as verification of telecommunications and finance work experience. The certification is a testament to his ability to fundamentally understand and proactively implement GRAPA’s internationally ratified standards for the practice of revenue assurance.
For more information on GRAPA’s ‘Revenue Assurance to the Xtreme’ training program, please visit: http://www.ra-academy.org/Workshops/CoreCurriculum/main/main.htm
For more information on GRAPA’s certification programs, including information on how to certify as a Bachelor of Revenue Assurance (CB-RA), Bachelor of Internal Audit for Telecom Revenues (CB-IATR), Bachelor of Telecoms Fraud Management (CB-TFM) or Bachelor of Revenue Assurance Regulatory Compliance, please visit: http://www.grapatel.com/A-GRAPA/02-Certification/certification.asp
The Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) was created to serve the interests of revenue assurance professionals throughout the world. As the leading standards, certification and professionalizing body in revenue assurance, GRAPA is committed to core principals of consensus, rationalization and integrity in all its endeavors. GRAPA’s goal is to further the professional stature of those working in revenue assurance, and to have their essential functions recognized at the core of efficient and effective telecommunications industry practice. GRAPA believes that this can only be achieved through the rigorous application of ratified global standards, the certification of trained and qualified professionals, and the continuous education of those who work in such an essential, demanding and constantly evolving discipline.
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