Seven priorities for the profession
Building a better world might seem an overwhelming task, but there are practical ways for that the accountancy profession is contributing. We’ve identified seven priorities for our profession to support:
Building resilient economies
Its pivotal role in and between all types of organisations makes accountancy the ‘super-connector’ in the global economy - a profession that works with partners, regulators, governments and donor communities across the world to support international trade, good governance and develop strong, sustainable economies.
Developing the talent of tomorrow
Attracting the next generation of talent into the accountancy profession is vital: one that can bring vital workplace skills through cutting-edge, world-class global education and learning programmes that offer opportunity for all to support life-long careers with purpose, flexibility and resilience.
Driving sustainable business
Accountants play a leading role in helping organisations create long term value that benefits all stakeholders, driving transparency and accountability on business performance, working to combat climate change and driving businesses to be sustainable for the long term.
Advancing standards and regulation
As a profession, accountancy plays a critical role in working to developing effective and practical reporting standards and regulation that are the bedrock of trust in capital markets, and which help the world respond to societal and environmental challenges.
Transforming the public sector
Accountancy is at the centre of public sector transformation, improving skills and helping deliver improved financial management, and driving policy and spending decisions that lead to more digital, green and equitable futures across global society.
Supporting entrepreneurial growth
The accountancy profession is a foundational pillar at the heart of the growing entrepreneurial economy, with smaller accounting firms relied on as trusted advisers offering innovative and technology led services to support local business growth.
Strengthening ethics and trust
The accountancy profession is at the heart of restoring and strengthening stakeholder trust in business, government and institutions. Its purpose is serving the public interest and driving enhanced corporate governance standards.