Sharon Machado

Aaron drives corporate reporting-related research activities and policies within the Policy and Insights team at ACCA to deliver high quality, professional and innovative inputs on key issues in the global corporate reporting agenda. Aaron believes in sharing knowledge widely. He focuses on making practical and relevant propositions to professional accountants and their organisations on improving the quality of financial and sustainability reporting. 

His areas of interest include financial and sustainability reporting, business resilience, digital technology, and improving audit quality. He has designed the framework for a community that supports the professional development of SMPs – the SMP100.

Prior to this role, Aaron was the head of policy and technical for ACCA Maritime Southeast Asia (comprising Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines). He also had a decade of experience in a Big Four accounting firm in Malaysia where he was involved in providing audit and assurance services to multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises operating in a wide range of industries, as well as technical consultancy, developing training programmes and conducting trainings.

Aaron has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Accounting. He is a fellow of ACCA and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. 

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