Kazakhstani financial professionals set to benefit from professional bodies’ agreement

PCAA and ACCA sign memorandum of understanding

The Kazakhstani Audit Oversight Body – Professional Council on Auditing Activity (PCAA) and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) allowing for mutual co-operation between the two institutions in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The MOU – initially set to run for three years – was signed on the 3rd March 2023. The purpose is to explore opportunities for collaboration and to work co-operatively.

The two bodies will work together to identify opportunities to support the development of the accountancy profession and to promote international standards in accounting and auditing. 

PCAA and ACCA will promote each other’s qualification, including endeavouring to reach mutual recognition of the other bodies exams. and will work together to engage stakeholders in Kazakhstan.

The two bodies said they were committed to collaborate on events and conference and to identify suitable research activities that could be undertaken jointly, including sharing existing research.

Magdalena Hernandez, ACCA Director – Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and Americas, said: ‘We’re committed to building a strong and resilient accounting and auditing profession in Kazakhstan. This MOU is an important step in achieving this ambition.’

Arystan Akan, the Chairman of the Executive Collegiate Body of the Professional Council on Auditing Activity, said: ‘The achievement of this MOU is the next stage in the development of cooperation within the professional community of Kazakhstan and this will contribute to the further growth of the importance of accounting and auditing activities, will improve the skills of community members and will qualitatively change the national cluster of specialists. ACCA is a recognised leader in ensuring professional growth and is a reliable partner with whom we are building long-term collaboration.’


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About ACCA

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 241,000 members and 542,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions, who work across a wide range of sectors and industries. We uphold the highest professional and ethical values.

We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both public and private sectors. That’s why we’re committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to society and individuals.

Since 1904 being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. And because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, we build a sustainable global profession by re-investing our surplus to deliver member value and develop the profession for the next generation.

Through our world leading ACCA Qualification, we offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. And using our respected research, we lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing us for tomorrow.

ACCA and CA ANZ have formed a strategic alliance for the benefit of members and to help shape the future of the profession. Find out more about us at accaglobal.com.

About PCAA

Professional Council on Auditing Activities (PCAA) is a non-membership non-profit organization. The subject of PCAA activities is the implementation of the principles of auditing, auditing standards and improving the quality of audit services in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The main purpose of the PCAA  is to provide conditions for the implementation of audit activities in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.