The accountancy profession can play a role in shaping a better world for the future.
These are turbulent times and society’s expectations of governments, policymakers and business have shifted with speed and intensity. The devastating impact of war and conflict heightens the challenges the global economy is already facing from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis.
While no one profession can solve all the challenges global society faces, they can each play their part and contribute to helping make the world a better place for the future in different ways.
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has released a new report Accounting for a better world providing an overview of the contribution the profession could make in transforming the world for the better. It identifies seven core areas of focus, as well as sharing case studies and stories - bringing to life why the accountancy profession matters, and why it remains integral in helping economies and wider society to advance in the future.
ACCA’s chief executive, Helen Brand, says:
‘In these difficult times, this report looks ahead and considers the priorities facing the accountancy profession in helping create a better tomorrow. By sharing stories and examples across the profession, we also seek to strike a cautious yet prevailing note of hope for the future, showcasing the role of accountancy, and the positive contribution accountants can make in forging a new path to a better destination for global society’.
Jamie Lyon, report author and head of business management at ACCA says:
‘We have a responsibility to future generations to ensure they inherit a better world. As this report demonstrates, the accountancy profession can play a vital role in this, helping deliver a more equitable, green and inclusive world for the future.’
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About ACCA: ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 233,000 members and 536,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions that upholds 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