Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, June 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
ACCA, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and CA ANZ, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, have today announced a strategic alliance which will add value to members locally and globally.
The Alliance brings together the resources of the largest global professional accountancy body with one of the world’s pre-eminent CA bodies, enabling both organisations to strengthen their reach, relevance and resources for members. By sharing expertise across geographies and sectors the Alliance will ultimately create a stronger voice on behalf of its 788,000 current and next generation professional accountants, comprising of 308,000 members and 480,000 students across 181 countries.
Alexandra Chin, ACCA’s President said: ‘As the largest global professional accountancy body we represent the interests of members from around the world, and how we can deliver value to and for them. A significant part of this is looking to the future – 2020 and beyond – and how the profession needs to adapt to not only keep pace and remain relevant, but highlight its pivotal role in business success and the fast-moving global economy.
‘CA ANZ is a natural partner for ACCA sharing our commitment to upholding the highest ethical, professional and technical standards. We believe this alliance will increase the value we can provide members and strengthens our position to achieve our shared goals, navigating both the challenges and opportunities that we receive as a profession, and that our members encounter on a day-to-day basis.’
Darren Scammell, CA ANZ President said: ‘We are delighted to be progressing this alliance that allows continued growth and success of two highly regarded brands across the world. The Alliance will advance the cause of our members, the businesses they serve and the profession at large.
‘Members will benefit immediately from the Alliance, which marks the initial step in a valuable long term relationship as well as providing opportunities to advance public value, drive efficiency and better promote and support members.’
The Alliance will:
Increase the profile of both brands worldwide through their combined and unrivalled network of global offices, and enhanced support to members and other stakeholders.
Work on initiatives for the overall development and benefit of the profession and business world including joint research and events
Provide access to resources, tools and educational products
Provide an opportunity for dual membership of both bodies. ACCA members resident in Australia and New Zealand will be invited to apply for CA membership and CA ANZ members will be invited to apply for ACCA membership, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria of the other body
Promote a strong proposition for accounting technicians globally to further widen access to the profession
The Alliance will offer a broader range of products and services to employers, as well as current and future members, ensuring they are truly future proofed. The Alliance is committed to upholding the highest ethical, professional and technical standards and to delivering public value in capital markets and economies around the world.
Notes to editors:
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers 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 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 181 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 95 offices and centres and more than 7,110 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
About CA ANZ
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 120,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who utilise their skills every day to make a difference for businesses the world over.
Members are known for their professional integrity, principled judgment, financial discipline and a forward-looking approach to business which contributes to the prosperity of our nations.
We focus on the education and lifelong learning of our members, and engage in advocacy and thought leadership in areas of public interest that impact the economy and domestic and international capital markets.
We are a member of the International Federation of Accountants, and are connected globally through the 800,000-strong Global Accounting Alliance and Chartered Accountants Worldwide which brings together leading Institutes in Australia, England and Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and South Africa to support and promote over 320,000 Chartered Accountants in more than 180 countries.
Head of Public Relations, ACCA
Helen.Thompson@accaglobal.com / +44 (0)20 7059 5759
Head of ACCA Australia & New Zealand
Julian.Boram@accaglobal.com / +61 2 8245 0225
firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0)20 7294 3620
Senior Communications Manager, CA ANZ
email@example.com / +61 9080 5893