The ACCA Achievement Award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to developing the accounting and finance profession. The awards are based on merit and given to individuals whose contributions deserve global recognition and whose efforts reflect ACCA’s core values of accountability, diversity, innovation, integrity, and opportunity.
Mr. James Kallman has made exemplary contributions to the accounting and finance profession in Indonesia. Mr. Kallman was formerly the President Director of Moores Rowland Indonesia, and played a pivotal role in the merger between Moores Rowland and Mazars Indonesia. Mr. Kallman has also done extensive work in the area of human rights compliance and accountability. As the Global Head of Human Rights at Mazars, he has been instrumental in driving forward the agenda of sustainable, responsible businesses that hold human rights and social compliance at their core. Mr. Kallman and his wife Mrs. Dewi Suryati established the Mei Lin Kallman Foundation, and run a program for deaf schools to teach students business and entrepreneurial skills.
Mr. Reza Ali ACCA, Head of Emerging Markets – Asia, ACCA presented Mr. James Kallman with the ACCA Achievement Award.
In his speech highlighting the public value that finance professionals bring, Mr. Reza Ali said: 'Public value means working in the public interest, promoting responsible and ethical business and supporting enhanced global economic performance. That’s three clear, simple and achievable things – for ACCA as a professional body and for our members as finance professionals. I believe it resonates with other business sectors too.'
He also highlighted the need to have discussions around trust and public value.
Mr. James Kallman said: 'I am delighted to receive this award from ACCA. The ACCA Achievement Award is a great initiative to recognise professionals who are committed to developing the finance and accounting industry and providing value to the community as a whole.'
In his speech on human rights auditing and compliance, he outlined the shift in business practices and highlighted the need for firms to respect human rights and be more responsible corporate citizens.
Mr. Mulyadi Setiakusuma, Head of ACCA Indonesia, said: 'This is the first time we have presented the ACCA Achievement Award in Indonesia. By recognising individuals who have delivered significant public value by developing the finance and accounting industry, we hope to inspire finance professionals to create public value in their professions. Finance professionals are at the heart of the business, and it is critical that they uphold the highest level of ethics and contribute towards developing a sustainable economy.'