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ACCA wins overall best association award at the Association Excellence Awards


11 Apr 2017


Euro & Finance
Innovation & Enterprise

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has won the overall best association award at the Association Excellence Awards at a ceremony held in London on 31 March.

ACCA was recognised for providing opportunity and access to people of ability around the world and support for its members throughout their careers.

ACCA was able to demonstrate how through capacity building work, and its ground-breaking Professional Insights report Professional accountants – the future, it enhances the reputation of ACCA members and the accountancy profession on the global stage.

This report says that professional accountants need a range of professional competencies to progress their career, a blend of technical knowledge, skills and abilities combined with interpersonal behaviours and qualities that are the most value for employers and clients.

Raymond Jack, executive director of finance and operations at ACCA says: ‘ACCA continues to be known as an organisation that opens up the profession by giving anyone of ability the chance to become a professional accountant, whoever and wherever they are.

‘This past year has seen us continue to evolve and pioneer so that ACCA continues to inspire its members and students towards greater success and prosperity, leading the way in the accountancy profession, building partnerships around the world and protecting the public interest.

Raymond Jack concludes: ‘Through our unique professional insights – from Drivers of change and future skills to Generation Next – we continue to demonstrate our leading role in articulating the future for the profession. Our members around the world continue to lead through excellence and are relied upon for their professional skills and ethical standards.’




For media enquiries, contact:

Lali Sindi, ACCA Newsroom

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Notes to Editors

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers 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 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,110 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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