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We already co-operate extensively, and ACCA is committed to the aims of the IIRC. We are part of the pilot programme for Integrated Reporting and will be working on this throughout 2012
—Helen Brand, chief executive, ACCA

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has moved into ACCA’s (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) offices in London, UK

The organisation will be there for two years. Paul Druckman, Chief Executive Officer of IIRC and the UK located team members of approximately 10 people will be based there.

Helen Brand, ACCA’s chief executive, says: 'We are delighted to be able to offer the IIRC accommodation at ACCA’s London premises. We already co-operate extensively, and ACCA is committed to the aims of the IIRC. We are part of the pilot programme for Integrated Reporting and will be working on this throughout 2012.'

Paul Druckman from the IIRC says: 'We are grateful to ACCA for allowing us to occupy a floor of such prestigious offices in Lincoln's Inn Fields. ACCA has been involved for so long in corporate responsibility and sustainability, their deep connection to integrated reporting is only reinforced by this generous gesture.'

The IIRC is a powerful, international cross section of leaders from the corporate, investment, accounting, securities, regulatory, academic and standard-setting sectors as well as civil society. Integrated Reporting demonstrates the linkages between an organisation’s strategy, governance and financial performance and the social, environmental and economic context within which it operates. ACCA recently signed up to as a pilot for the Integrated Reporting Pilot Programme.

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Notes to Editors

  1. 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. 
  2. Further information about the IIRC and integrated reporting can be found on its website.
  3. ACCA supports 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. 
  4. 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.