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This event aims to bring finance professionals, academics and anyone interested in the future of accountancy together to discuss how the profession will evolve over the coming years
—Sarah Hathaway, head of ACCA UK

Accountancy futures research event at the Museum of London, hosted by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

Keynote speaker Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Futures Research, will feature in a debate on 100 drivers of change for the global accountancy profession, based on research by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). 

A panel of business and finance leaders will also share their views about the future, on topics such as:

  • Transformational forces shaping business in the decade ahead
  • Leveraging technology effectively with the next generation of the internet
  • Shortening and accelerating business cycles
  • Globalisation and the resulting talent challenge.

Sarah Hathaway, head of ACCA UK, said: 'This event aims to bring finance professionals, academics and anyone interested in the future of accountancy together to discuss how the profession will evolve over the coming years.

'We’re extremely pleased to have Rohit as our keynote speaker, along with a panel of experts to talk about the issues at hand.

Faye Chua, head of futures research at ACCA, said: 'It’s important to identify the drivers of change in the business world, so that the potential challenges and opportunities which could face the business world, society and the profession are identified and acted upon.

'Without discussions such as this, organisations may never adapt accordingly to the ever-changing conditions.'

The free event is being held at the Museum of London on 6 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. It is an open debate, however advance booking is required.

To attend the event, please RSVP to employerrelationsadviser@accaglobal.com, or phone 020 7059 5812. 

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For more information, please contact:

Alana Sinnen, ACCA Newsroom
+ 44 (0) 207 059 5807
+44 (0) 7715 812120
alana.sinnen@accaglobal.com 

Notes to Editors

  1. To find out more about the entire Drivers of Change project, including reading the full report, see the 'Related Links' section, left of this article.
  2. One of ACCA’s global forums, Accountancy Futures Academy, focuses on identifying and exploring issues that are of major significance for the global accounting profession. It also provides material for ACCA’s work on research and insights. Find out more via the 'Related Links' section, left of this article.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.