Sharon Machado

Sharon is the head of sustainable business within ACCA’s Policy and Insights team. She works together with her team in the generation of future looking thought leadership research and influencing policy relating to the domains of sustainable business transition; ethics; financial and sustainability reporting; tax; business law; audit and assurance. This work has the aim of driving better business through the role of professional accountants. In this work, Sharon takes a holistic view to how the domains connect to underpin sustainable business, the skills and action required. Sharon uses this view to inform interventions with members around the globe, and in engagements with EU, international and UK policy-makers, including the European Commission, IFRS Foundation, UK Endorsement Board, FRC, IESBA, and IFAC.

Education enabling the conversion of technical knowledge into action is vital, and Sharon regularly incorporates this into her own work.  Her passion for education was gained from preparing students for the technical and professional demands of accountancy qualifications, which she did prior to joining ACCA in 2008. Since joining ACCA, her roles have also included shaping the ACCA Qualification and its digital transformation, an area to which she continues to input.

Sharon has a degree in Pure Mathematics and Statistics, and gained her professional accountancy qualification with Deloitte. She is a Fellow of ACCA.

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