During its official launch on 29 May 2013, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has promised to support Indonesia and its national body – Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia (IAI) in fulfilling the country’s urgent need for qualified professional accountants.
Over the course of the past months, ACCA has expanded its reach and engagements with various important stakeholders.
Mulyadi Setiakusuma, head of ACCA Indonesia, stated: 'We promised to support the Indonesian accounting profession and we have begun our effort to show our commitment. We are proud to announce the collaborations that have taken place and will take place very soon.'
ACCA gave a total of IDR 120 million worth of book prize awards to 10 leading universities in Indonesia - Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Bina Nusantara, Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Surabaya, Universitas Tarumanagara, Universitas Trisakti, Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan and STIE YKPN.
ACCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Undergraduate Accounting Program of Prasetiya Mulya School of Business and Economics and University of Surabaya on 11 March 2014 and 15 March 2014 respectively.
'The Engagement between ACCA and FBE Universitas of Surabaya (Ubaya) facilitate the accounting students of FBE Ubaya to step into international business environment as global citizen', said officials from University of Surabaya. Whereas Head of Accounting Program of Prasetiya Mulya, Mr. Sandy Harianto, said: 'Collaboration between Prasetiya Mulya School of Business and Economics and ACCA is the first step for Prasetiya Mulya’s Accounting Program in preparing accountancy graduate to pursue international qualification and able to work for Multinational Companies in Indonesia and abroad.'
In an effort to educate the market on the importance of international qualification, ACCA did various collaborative events with British Chamber and Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia, in forms of seminars, radio talk shows and Train-the-Trainer sessions where top-notch expatriate lecturers were brought in to guide lecturers from many universities in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya.
Daniel Hankinson, CFO of HSBC, commented that, 'Seeing the company’s strategic global partnership with ACCA, it is only natural to send our finance staffs to learn ACCA as part of the up-skilling process.'
ACCA is also organizing an inter-school accounting essay competition which is supported by Raffles Academy. The aim of this campaign is to jointly generate awareness among middle and high school students about accounting as a profession and engage them in exploring accounting as a career.
Council members of IAI, Ms. Elly Zarni Husin and Mr. Deny Poerhadiyanto, announced the upcoming joint CEO/CFO roundtable in April 2014. It is hoped the initiative will provide a sharing platform for employers and professionals in Indonesia.
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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 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.
- 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.
- ACCA officially launched its representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia on 29 May 2013. We are in partnerships with the national body – Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia (IAI), especially in promoting the IFRS implementation in Indonesia. ACCA has since established relationships with prominent learning institutions, such as University of Indonesia, Raffles Academy, Petra Christian University, Binus University, AA YKPN and London School of Accounting and Finance.