ACCA Celebrates its 110 th Anniversary in the Development of Professional Accountants
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be celebrating its 110th birthday in the month of December. The organization was founded on core values of diversity, accountability, integrity and innovation. ACCA has over the years continued to deliver value to the public everywhere across the globe. Its year 2020 vision is in being the leader in the development of accountants that are professional. In the past four decades, this body has experienced considerable expansion. It has grown from 12,500 members who were there in 1970 to 170,000 members across 180 countries in year 2014. The OBE Chief Executive Officer, Helen Brand stated that,’ Never has there ever been a more urgent or greater need in the development of economies that are sustainable. The main key to a positive economic development is to have an accounting profession that is international and well co-ordinated. This calls for high technical and ethical standards of the international’s accountants that depict professionalism.
The year 2020 ACCA’s strategy that was launched during the present anniversary year is intended to respond to particular requirements that are recognized in various economies across the globe. The international body strongly believes in the growth of financial professionals that are complete who are not only trained but also supported, examined and regulated with similar standards across the nations. The body vows to continue investing in the long term projects that are important and which will enable the delivery of results thereby fulfilling the remit of public value. This will at all times remain the core of what ACCA is geared to do. This was said by Helen Brand. In its 110th year history, ACCA is continuing to have new markets supported as well as launching the centre and office number 91 during the year in Myanmar. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants body still remains as the only international body that works together with governments, national bodies, education providers and employers in several parts of the world in helping to build required financial capacity in the underpinning of economic development.