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The stakeholder group exists to establish dialogue and consultation across the many bodies involved in the work of the EBA. Of course, the accountancy profession has a huge part to play here. Such is ACCA’s interest in this policy area that we made this the topic for our recent ACCA President debate in Brussels. At this event there was general support for the Banking Union, while acknowledging serious challenges ahead. The event confirmed the need for the Euro area to have a stronger institutional framework to safeguard financial stability and avoid contagion
—Professor Robin Jarvis, special adviser, ACCA

Professor Robin Jarvis, Special Adviser to global body for professional accountants ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), has been appointed to the European Banking Authorities (EBA) Banking Stakeholder group for a second term

The EBA operates to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation and supervision across the European banking sector.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Jarvis said: 'It is an honour to continue to work with other members of this EBA stakeholder group. This is a crucial time for the European banking system and consumer protection in the European Union, where harmonised prudential regulation is necessary to ensure the stability of the internal market. Consistent rules and regulation are also necessary to instil trust in the supervisory system.

'The stakeholder group exists to establish dialogue and consultation across the many bodies involved in the work of the EBA. Of course, the accountancy profession has a huge part to play here. Such is ACCA’s interest in this policy area that we made this the topic for our recent ACCA President debate in Brussels. At this event there was general support for the Banking Union, while acknowledging serious challenges ahead. The event confirmed the need for the Euro area to have a stronger institutional framework to safeguard financial stability and avoid contagion. 

'The work of the EBA in this context is vital, so I am delighted to again be a member of this important group, and to continue to work for the EBA.'

Professor Jarvis: Biography

As well as his work for ACCA, Robin Jarvis is also Professor of Accounting at Brunel University and Policy Adviser to The European Federation of Accountants and Auditors. He was awarded the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for his substantial contribution to the advancement of the accounting and finance academic community. He is a member of a number of committees and working groups, including Chair of the Advisory Panel of the Chartered Banker Code of Professional Standards.

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Helen Thompson, ACCA Newsroom
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Notes to Editors

  1. A full biography and photograph of Professor Jarvis are available from ACCA’s Press Office.
  2. ACCA 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. 
  3. We support our 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 89 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. 
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