ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has honoured four eminent members of the Chinese business community for the exceptional roles they’ve played in the development of the accounting and finance profession in China.
The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise 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 support deserve global recognition and whose efforts reflect ACCA’s core values of accountability, diversity, innovation, integrity and opportunity.
ACCA’s latest recipients have included several prominent figures from China whose continuing efforts to improve the profession were recognised. Dr Zhang Weiguo has been a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) since 2007. He remains a staunch supporter of ethics within the profession. Since 2002, Dr Zhang had been a member of the Standing Committee No. 1 on Accounting, Auditing and Disclosure of the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
The other award winner Dr Li Kouqing is President of the Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI), and Director of Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Centre. Before joining SNAI, Dr Li was the leader of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Sino-US MBA programme, as well as vice president of Shanghai Service Economy Research Institute.
Also receiving awards were Dr Chen Yugui, Deputy President & Secretary General of The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Mr Luo Xi, Deputy Head of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
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Notes to Editors
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.