ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has been confirmed as a gold sponsor of the World Congress of Accountants 2018, the world’s largest gathering of accountants and finance professionals.
The event, created by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), will take place from 5 - 8 November 2018 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, Australia.
Held every four years and often called ‘the Olympics of the accountancy profession’, ACCA has a long history of supporting the Congress.
Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA says: ‘2014’s Congress was in Rome and since then the landscape in which the profession operates has changed immensely. We face new challenges and opportunities, from the rise of technology to rapidly changing political and legislative environments.
‘2018’s Congress is called Global Challenges / Global Leaders, with a programme centred around building prosperity and acting in the public interest – broad themes that strike right at the heart of the profession and how it operates on the global stage.
‘I’m thrilled that ACCA will again be taking part, where we will be showcasing key research and working alongside our strategic alliance partner CA ANZ – together, our members work to drive prosperity, deliver public value and growth. I’m sure that 2018’s Congress will inspire delegates and create discussions that will help us all deal with the demands placed on the profession. As the leading global professional accountancy body we are invested in ensuring that we help develop the accountancy profession the world needs.’
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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 198,000 members and 486,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,291 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.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com