Dr Wang Jun, China's vice minister of finance, has been presented with ACCA's Outstanding Innovation and Leadership Award.
ACCA chief executive Helen Brand, who presented Dr Wang Jun with the award on behalf of ACCA's Council and executive team, paid tribute to his 'visionary leadership' in progressing the development of the Chinese accountancy profession on the global stage, which has received praise from the World Bank and International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
Addressing a delegation of distinguished guests in Beijing, which included Dr Chen Yugui, Secretary General of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Helen said: 'The personal contribution Wang Jun has made to the acclaim the Chinese accountancy profession has rightfully received cannot be overstated.
'The global profession has been enriched immeasurably by his talent and passion and ACCA is delighted to present him with this singular and sincere tribute to all he has achieved.'
In accepting his award, Wang Jun said: 'I would like to thank ACCA for presenting me with the Outstanding Innovation and Leadership Award.
'In my view, it is more a collective award than a personal honour as it represents ACCA's recognition of the efforts made by the Chinese accounting and auditing community and by my colleagues in advancing the accounting profession, promoting China's economic reform and opening up and supporting international accounting and auditing convergence in China.
'After more than 20 years' good hard efforts, ACCA has become one of the most influential international accountancy qualifications and brands in China, enjoying the largest number of students and making important contributions to dissemination of advanced accounting and auditing philosophies, the cultivation of internationalised talent and promotion of communication and integration between the Chinese and international accounting and auditing communities.'