ACCA has enjoyed three decades of partnership in mainland China. We look back at some of the highlights
This article was first published in the June 2018 China edition of Accounting and Business magazine.
An ACCA delegation visits the China Association for International Exchange of Personnel, the Ministry of Finance and the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA), two weeks after CICPA’s establishment.
The first ACCA training programme is set up, at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Selected universities in Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Dalian and Wuhan set up similar programmes.
ACCA opens offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
More than 100 graduates attend award ceremonies in Beijing and Shanghai.
ACCA opens an office in Guangzhou.
ACCA holds its first ‘Job Hunting Competition’ in Shanghai to help university students improve their employability. It has since become a national university competition. | Ping An becomes the first Platinum Approved Employer in China.
ACCA and CICPA co-organise the first Training for Trainers programme for university lecturers. By the third year of the programme, 82 university lecturers receive training.
ACCA holds its first Educator Forum in Shanghai to accelerate the development of accounting talents. | Shanghai University of Finance and Economics is the first ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner in China. | First ACCA Steering Team formed in Shanghai comprising senior ACCA members. Teams in ACCA Northern and Southern China are also formed. | ACCA opens an office in Shenzhen.
ACCA and CICPA sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the World Congress of Accountants in Malaysia, signed by ACCA chief executive Helen Brand and CICPA secretary general Chen Yugui. | ZTE Corporate becomes the first ACCA Global Approved Employer in mainland China.
ACCA opens an office in Shenyang.
ACCA and BDO sign a strategic MoU in Shanghai to develop international finance talents. BDO becomes one of ACCA’s Platinum Approved Employers. | ACCA signs an MoU with Xiamen National Accounting Institute. | ACCA China Professional Expert Forum is established to cooperate with industry on economic reform and enterprise transformation.
ACCA opens offices in Wuhan and Qingdao. | Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI) and ACCA launch SNAI-ACCA CFO Leadership Research Centre in Shanghai.
ACCA signs strategic cooperation agreement with Beijing National Accounting Institute and Shanghai National Accounting Institute respectively. | ACCA launches its landmark ACCA Qualification – the future at a national ceremony in Shanghai.
ACCA partners with ZTE Finance Cloud to launch the Chinese Certificate in Global Business Services. | ACCA opens an office in Changsha.
ACCA creates new Greater China portfolio. | ACCA celebrates 30 years in China.