‘Is your business ready?’ ACCA asks employers

A new global initiative by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is highlighting ten major drivers of change to help employers assess how ready they are to cope with an ever-changing world.

Called the ‘readiness initiative’, the creative and interactive messaging focuses on ten issues identified from ACCA’s professional insights research - from ethics to the future of talent - with the aim of helping employers think ahead about the opportunities and challenges they face, while offering solutions.

To align with Global Ethics Day (17 October 2018) the first scenario states: ‘Ethics will be a key differentiator in a digital age. Is your business ready?’

Stephen Heathcote, executive director – markets at ACCA explains: ‘We know from our professional insights research and the discussions we have with employers that they’re facing a number of megatrends – from advances in technology to demographics to globalisation.

‘So we’ve prepared a way for employers to gauge their readiness. Hosted on a dedicated microsite www.accaglobal.com/readiness, employers can diagnose just how prepared they feel – from 0% completely unprepared, to 100% ready and waiting. With this diagnostic, they can discover what they should be thinking about or doing to increase their readiness.

‘The finance and accountancy function sits at the very centre of these transformative challenges, and how it adapts to them will be critical now and in the future. We want employers to engage with the campaign and see how ready their businesses are for what lies ahead – with the clear message that whatever stage they’re at, ACCA’s ready to support them.’

The initiative will launch worldwide, and will be showcased by ACCA at the World Congress of Accountants in Sydney, from 5 – 8 November 2018.

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For media enquiries, contact:

newsroom@accaglobal.com
Twitter @ACCANews

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 104 offices and centres and more than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com

 

Called the ‘readiness initiative’, the creative and interactive messaging focuses on ten issues identified from ACCA’s professional insights research - from ethics to the future of talent - with the aim of helping employers think ahead about the opportunities and challenges they face, while offering solutions.

To align with Global Ethics Day (17 October 2018) the first scenario states: ‘Ethics will be a key differentiator in a digital age. Is your business ready?’

Stephen Heathcote, executive director – markets at ACCA explains: ‘We know from our professional insights research and the discussions we have with employers that they’re facing a number of megatrends – from advances in technology to demographics to globalisation.

‘So we’ve prepared a way for employers to gauge their readiness. Hosted on a dedicated microsite www.accaglobal.com/readiness, employers can diagnose just how prepared they feel – from 0% completely unprepared, to 100% ready and waiting. With this diagnostic, they can discover what they should be thinking about or doing to increase their readiness.

‘The finance and accountancy function sits at the very centre of these transformative challenges, and how it adapts to them will be critical now and in the future. We want employers to engage with the campaign and see how ready their businesses are for what lies ahead – with the clear message that whatever stage they’re at, ACCA’s ready to support them.’

The initiative will launch worldwide, and will be showcased by ACCA at the World Congress of Accountants in Sydney, from 5 – 8 November 2018.

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For media enquiries, contact:

newsroom@accaglobal.com
Twitter @ACCANews

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 104 offices and centres and more than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com

 

"The finance and accountancy function sits at the very centre of these transformative challenges, and how it adapts to them will be critical now and in the future. We want employers to engage with the campaign and see how ready their businesses are for what lies ahead – with the clear message that whatever stage they’re at, ACCA’s ready to support them."

Stephen Heathcote, executive director - markets - ACCA