At a summit meeting in Singapore convened to review year one progress and identify opportunities to strengthen the relationship it was agreed that teams in London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong would co-locate.
Commenting on the decision Brian McEnery FCCA, ACCA president said:
‘Over the last year, our strategic alliance has enabled us to provide powerful joint leadership on behalf of the profession in areas such as tax reform and integrated reporting.
‘As we head towards the second year of this important relationship we want to strengthen the way we work together by co-locating staff in order to work on key projects and initiatives and better support our members.’
Cassandra Crowley, CA ANZ president, said:
‘Our strategic alliance has increased the profile of both designations worldwide through initiatives such as our G20 public trust in tax project, in conjunction with the International Federation of Accountants.
‘As we head into year two I am proud of the progress we have made in areas such as thought leadership, professional development and member support. Going forward we will continue to ensure we work together on behalf of our members and an increasingly global profession.’
Recent research undertaken by both organisations suggests strong support for the Alliance among members who see the benefits both in terms of increased global reach and brand strength.
CA ANZ and ACCA are now working on plans for the second year of the alliance by focussing on four key areas:
- Increasing the profile of both brands worldwide
- Enhancing support to members and wider stakeholders
- Contributing to the development of the profession and business world
- Demonstrating the strength of a progressive alliance across the accounting sector.
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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 181 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 95 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: www.accaglobal.com
About CA ANZ
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 120,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who utilise their skills every day to make a difference for businesses the world over.
Members are known for their professional integrity, principled judgment, financial discipline and a forward-looking approach to business which contributes to the prosperity of our nations.
We focus on the education and lifelong learning of our members, and engage in advocacy and thought leadership in areas of public interest that impact the economy and domestic and international capital markets.
We are a member of the International Federation of Accountants, and are connected globally through the 800,000-strong Global Accounting Alliance and Chartered Accountants Worldwide which brings together leading Institutes in Australia, England and Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and South Africa to support and promote over 320,000 Chartered Accountants in more than 180 countries.