ACCA celebrates reaching 200,000-plus global membership

Date

07 Dec 2017

Sections

Euro & Finance

Press release

Membership of the global professional body for accountants ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has grown to over 200,000.
 
To celebrate this important milestone, ACCA is highlighting the achievements of its global membership by creating a transportable wall of member names – featuring every one of ACCA’s 200,000 membership as of October 2017.
 
ACCA has also created a digital replica of the wall for members to find their names and leave a message to describe what their membership has meant for them.
 
Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA, says: ‘Reaching 200,000 members is a landmark occasion, an opportunity for us to champion the profession.
 
‘Over the last 113 years, our members have helped lead and advise organisations of all sizes across geographies and economic sectors. We want all of our members to feel immense pride in what they have achieved in qualifying with ACCA and to celebrate with them their career success.’
 
The digital wall launches on the 5 December 2017 at ACCA’s online event Accounting for the Future, and the physical wall will be unveiled in Ethiopia at ACCA’s first-ever member engagement event for sub-Saharan Africa on the 6 December 2017.
 
Helen Brand adds: ‘ACCA is committed to shaping the future of the accountancy profession, enabling individuals and organisations to unlock their potential. Our story is one of opportunity and inclusion and to showcase our heritage we have The ACCA Story, a short film that features our founder Arthur Priddle, reflecting on our founding values, which remain as relevant today as they were in 1904.
 
‘We’re proud of our members’ achievements and recognise ACCA’s story has only been possible because of the imagination, courage and determination of our members past and present. We invite all of them to celebrate this important milestone for the profession.’
 
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About ACCA
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. 
 
ACCA supports its 200,000 members and 486,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,200 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence. 
 
ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up-to-date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally. 
 
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com