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ACCA continues to grow, with 5.5% increase in membership and high levels of satisfaction


06 Jul 2017


Euro & Finance

05 July 2017

ACCA continues to grow, with 5.5% increase in membership and high levels of satisfaction 

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has strengthened its global reach and influence with a 5.5% increase in membership, growing the organisation to more than 198,000 members and 486,000 students worldwide.

ACCA’s membership spans 180 countries, making it one of the largest and most diverse communities of current and future professional accountants in the world. Members are supported through a network of 101 offices and centres in 52 countries.

Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s chief executive commented: ‘During 2016 -17 we have seen a number of major initiatives come to fruition – from our strategic alliance with CA ANZ to the launch of our ground-breaking Professional accountants – the future research which examined the prospects of the accounting profession. We also announced major, future-proofing changes to the ACCA Qualification based on our findings.

‘I’m pleased to see that these developments are being well-received by members, who have reported the highest level of satisfaction since 2013. Additionally, we are continuing to see our global community grow which has benefits for ACCA students and members the world over.

‘I look forward to continuing our strong momentum in the coming year and onwards. We will continue to invest in our diverse body of members and students to ensure that the ACCA Qualification and accountancy profession remains relevant and in-demand in a rapidly changing world.’

Further details of ACCA’s performance for 2016 - 17 will be available in August when its sixth integrated report will be launched. 

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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 198,000 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 7,291 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.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers. More information is here:


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