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European awards success for ACCA Brussels manager


16 Nov 2012


Public Affairs

European awards success for ACCA Brussels manager
Cecile Bonino has won a prestigious award at the European Public Affairs Awards 2012



Cecile Bonino, public affairs and media relations manager at ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) tasted success last night as she was given the ‘Public Affairs Professional of the Year’ award at the European Publics Affairs Awards 2012 ceremony.


Held in Brussels, the prestigious awards showcase and celebrate best practice across the European public affairs industry.


The judges’ criteria for this particular award focussed on the contribution to the aims of the organisation the person works for, engagement with the public affairs industry and/or involvement in wider EU policy debate and discussion.


Cecile’s nomination details described how she: exercises incredible initiative in promoting ACCA's policy positions on a whole range of issues impacting on the accountancy profession.


As well as providing good intelligence on topical developments, she engages with a wide range of stakeholders, such as MEPs, regulators, policy thinkers and European Commission colleagues and is highly respected in her field.


Her hard work is reflected by the wide range of stakeholders she attracts to ACCA seminars and roundtables to discuss a wide range of topics, including EU audit developments, SME policy, taxation policy, public sector finance, sustainability reporting and corporate reporting. She has a proven track record of helping ACCA to influence and shape the agenda on all issues that matter to the accountancy profession.


Petros Fassoulas, ACCA head of policy and public affairs – Europe, said: “I’m very proud that Cecile has won this award, it is well deserved, all credit goes to her.


“This is an endorsement of the constructive role ACCA is playing by being an objective, informed and reliable partner for the EU institutions and a platform for debate among stakeholders in Brussels.”


For more information, please contact:

Alana Sinnen, ACCA Newsroom

+ 44 (0) 207 059 5807

+44 (0) 7715 812120

Notes to Editors

1.      ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer 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.

2.      We support our 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

3.      Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe 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. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.