92% - the number of survey participants who feel people should have access to career opportunities irrespective of background

Professional accountancy has a key role to play in opening up access to opportunities and in so doing play its part in building healthy and prosperous economies where people of all backgrounds are able to flourish. 

A professional accountancy qualification can provide individuals with financial acuity to contribute meaningfully to the business world or the public sector. 

Making the profession better known as a career choice

There is a need to make the profession better known as a career choice among those who have not grown up among family and friends with professional qualifications or university degrees and those that live in areas that lack opportunities.

The role of accountancy firms and professional bodies

For professional accountancy firms, barriers in the hiring processes, particularly of young people, must be lowered to remove biases that can affect the success of candidates. 

Professional accountancy firms and professional bodies have a key role to play in actively engaging and advocating with policymakers across many different spheres, from education to planning ministries, digital to finance and national statistics offices. 

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