ACCA Scotland has been in its present form since 1998, having previously been known as the 'Scottish Branch' of ACCA.
The position of Head of ACCA Scotland was created at that time and the staff team to develop a new and distinct Scottish strategy to fit in with the overall aims of ACCA worldwide.
Scotland has been an integral part of ACCA since the very beginning of the Association, with the Corporation of Accountants one of the founding societies that came together in 1904 to form the organisation. Indeed, the Corporation of Accountants in Scotland was the oldest of all the societies that joined forces, having been established in 1891.
Now, with a thriving and growing membership of over 7,500 students, affiliates and members, ACCA Scotland is well placed to become an increasingly important voice in the Scottish business community.
ACCA Scotland is led by a committee of 14, who are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting held in May each year. This is supplemented by four members network panels covering Aberdeen, Edinburgh & East of Scotland, Glasgow & West of Scotland and Tayside & North Fife.
ACCA Scotland aims to:
- raise the profile of ACCA Scotland among policy makers and key influencers;
- create a series of prestigious events and activities;
- implement a press and media campaign to achieve consistently high quality coverage of ACCA Scotland and its activities;
- identify and examine the educational, business and political developments in Scotland to ensure that all ACCA services and activities have an appropriate Scottish dimension.
The target of this strategy is to:
- enhance ACCA's lead role in the profession;
- develop ACCA's stature as an authoritative voice on central issues of the day;
- maintain ACCA at the centre of the debate.