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Our shared services and outsourcing (SSO) programme is taking a comprehensive look at how organisational value is created through the use of SSO models as part of the target operating model for finance. It will identify critical initiatives to improve the management of remote finance and accounting models through training, organisational design, geographic considerations and other methods.
—Jamie Lyon, head of corporate sector, ACCA

Partnership developed to aid ACCA research project

Outsource magazine, one of the world’s leading channels for outsourcing strategy and thought leadership, along with the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants, have formed a partnership designed to deliver the results of the ACCA’s Outsourcing Research project to the key decision-makers in the outsourcing space.

Jamie Liddell, Editor, Outsource magazine: said: 'We are truly thrilled, and honoured, to be working with the ACCA; the organisation's current research program has already yielded great benefits and I am extremely excited about what lies ahead - as I am about our collaboration. As the leading title in the outsourcing space it is a logical fit for us, and I'm delighted to be able to bring the ACCA's insights and research findings to the Outsource audience over the next few quarters, as well as delivering some of the Outsource community's own expertise to ACCA members in return.'

Jamie Lyon, head of corporate sector at ACCA, speaking of the project, said: 'ACCA provides insights into finance function transformation that promotes thinking around optimal models for the delivery of finance and accounting services. Our shared services and outsourcing (SSO) programme is taking a comprehensive look at how organisational value is created through the use of SSO models as part of the target operating model for finance. It will identify critical initiatives to improve the management of remote finance and accounting models through training, organisational design, geographic considerations and other methods.'

The partnership

There are two key elements to the partnership:

Editorial: Both the ACCA and Outsource magazine will be providing each other with content at least four times per year to go in print, email and online. Additionally, Outsource will produce four OutsourceXplores quarterly content series (Summer 2012, Autumn 2012, Winter 2012 and Spring 2013) in association with the ACCA and other partners.

Marketing: Both the ACCA and Outsource magazine will be providing marketing support to each other in the form of partnership status, content promotion and more across print, email and online channels.

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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

About Outsource

Outsource magazine is the indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005. 

As the official partner magazine of the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Outsource magazine delivers unrivalled content direct to the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the outsourcing space. Outsource provides in-depth coverage of important events and trends, interviews with both high-profile industry figures and unsung heroes, and commentary from the Outsource network worldwide, giving us an unparalleled perspective on outsourcing across sectors, verticals and geographies.

Outsource magazine enjoys a variety of national and international print, online and event partnerships with major organisations and industry associations including HfS Research, SIG, SSON, Gartner, UBM, Great Ideas of China, and more, giving superb reach into key established and emerging markets. 

About ACCA

  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. 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. 
  3. 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.