01 Sep 2022

FEB UNS Financial Accounting Research Group is Awarded Best Community Partner Development Program

The Financial Accounting Research Group (RG), Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, led by Prof. Dr. Rahmawati, won first place in Community Partner Development Championship in the UNS 46th Anniversary Celebration.

“The Financial Accounting Research Group generally targeted and established a partnership with local community members, especially in community economic development and income growth. The aspects covered in development partnership are income growth, socio-cultural improvement, community health improvement, environmental condition enhancement, gender equality development, and independent sustainability,” explains Prof. Rahma.

Prof. Rahma also reveals the track record of the Financial Accounting Research Group partnership from 2018 to 2021 in detail. In 2018, the Research Group organized a household waste management based on green-preneurship at Joyosuran Surakarta; in 2019, the Research Group constructed Islamic trade value in Kudus and hosted an accounting training and natural-dye batik in Bantul DIY; in 2020, the Group hosted several events including assistance for shadow puppets creative performance, natural dye development at Bantul DIY, and embroidery batik training in Paderenan Kudus; lastly, in 2021, the team hosted print batik mentoring in Solo Jawa Tengah, tourism trash waste management in Berjo Village Karanganyar, and digital marketing product design assistance in MJoint Yogya.

Numerous accomplishments made by the Research Group have supported the fulfillment of several Key Performance Indicators, namely the KPI assessment point no. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7.

Prof. Rahma added that the role of the Research Group in community partnership is to provide solutions for the problems encountered by the partners in line with the Research Group’s field of expertise. Indeed, this condition shall not rule out the possibility of collaboration with other qualified parties under circumstances that require such collaboration to solve the problem that arises.

A future community partners’ development plan is established according to the effectiveness and efficiency analysis of the previous program. Therefore, the future program is expected to be more efficient and enhanced.

The Financial Accounting Research Group wishes for support from all parties for their future programs and agenda, hoping for a better and more beneficial cause.