There are 24.4k* members in the UK working across the Practice Sector, this equates to 27% of the entire UK membership

* figure as of Jan 2023

Who are we?

Our sector panels are voluntary and consist of official panel members, co-opted members, observers and ACCA council representatives who come together to provide insight, advice and support to advance ACCA’s strategy in the UK.

Panel structure

ACCA sectors and communities managers

Pat Delbridge

Pat Delbridge - Practice sector

If you are looking for advice or guidance, or are new to the sector then you can contact Pat directly via email or LinkedIn

Sophie Hall

Sophie Hall - Practice sector

If you are looking for advice or guidance, or are new to the sector then you can contact Sophie directly via email or LinkedIn

Panel chair and vice chair

Panel members

Co-opted panel members

How can you get involved?

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic members to join our sector-specific community panels and get more actively involved. Could you use your voice to make a real difference?

It’s important to note, that all positions are on an appointment basis. 

How you are supported

Comprising around 24,000 members working in public practice throughout the UK, the Practitioners’ Network supports you in a variety of ways:

  • Magazine

    We publish a monthly e-magazine, In Practice, which is automatically emailed to you. This contains news and features on the key issues affecting those in public practice, as well as the latest news on relevant ACCA activities, facilities and publications. If you do not automatically receive it in your inbox then you can subscribe here.

  • Technical Advice

    Our Technical Advisory Service provides advice to practitioners on a wide range of topics. This includes offering comment and analysis on key issues such as the use of disclaimers in audit reports, and issuing detailed technical factsheets on important issues.

    For more information, visit our technical activities and advice pages.

  • Practising certificates

    You can only perform work under our definition of public practice if you hold a practising certificate from ACCA. Similarly, any practices involved in training students and members towards receiving a practising certificate should be registered and monitored by ACCA.

    For more information, visit our practising certificate page.

  • The ACCA logo

    Using our logo on your stationery and website provides both a stamp of authority and degree of reassurance. As an ACCA member, you’re entitled to download the logo from myACCA

    Window stickers featuring our logo are also available for your practice. Just ask your Sectors & Communities manager for a supply.