Results from the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) examinations in December 2011 show that there continues to be a strong demand for a professional accountancy qualification in times of economic uncertainty. 1032 Welsh students sat their latest round of exams with 68 students passing their final exams and are well on the way to becoming full members.
Ben Cottam, head of ACCA Cymru/ Wales said: 'I want to congratulate every student who passed their exams. The ACCA community in Wales is growing every year and it’s fantastic to see that a further 68 students have now completed their exams. I look forward to welcoming them as full members once they have completed their professional experience.
'ACCA’s exams are designed to test students’ skills and knowledge and passing them demonstrates the financial knowledge and professional skills which are much in demand in organisations, especially during challenging economic conditions'.
In total 1032 students sat 1653 papers.
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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 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.
- 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, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.