The global body for professional accountants, ACCA has appointed Suzanne Godbehere as its new Head of ACCA Canada, effective from 17 October 2011.
Suzanne’s role will focus on supporting the members in Canada while also working in partnership with employers, government agencies and policy makers.
Speaking of her appointment, Suzanne Godbehere said: 'I am really looking forward to joining ACCA. The pace of change in the accountancy profession on the global stage, and here in Canada, makes it a very interesting time for me to deliver ACCA's Reputation and Influence agenda - a global programme of work that looks at the pressing policy issues for the profession, from access to finance to sustainability.'
Sarah Sim, Director of Market Development at ACCA, said of Suzanne’s appointment: 'We are delighted that Suzanne is joining ACCA. Strategically, ACCA is committed to working in partnership with a wide variety of organisations to promote the accounting profession in Canada and around the world; Suzanne will work to ensure that these strategic aims are achieved.'
Suzanne joins ACCA from the Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) where she held the post of Vice-President, Marketing & Communications.
Suzanne has also held the roles of Director, Strategic Marketing for Canada for PwC and Director of Business Development at Cassels Brock, the Toronto based law firm. Prior to this, Suzanne worked in Europe where she managed the world firm communications team at Clifford Chance. Suzanne also spent five years with Arthur Andersen, most recently as their Marketing Manager – Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.
Suzanne is well known in the area of professional services marketing and is Vice-Chair of the Financial Management Institute's Affiliates Advisory Group.
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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 147,000 members and 424,000 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 8,500 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.