ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has strengthened its global reach and influence with a 5.5% increase in membership, growing the organisation to more than 198,000 members and 486,000 students worldwide.
ACCA’s membership spans 180 countries, making it one of the largest and most diverse communities of current and future professional accountants in the world. Members are supported through a network of 101 offices and centres in 52 countries.
Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s chief executive commented: ‘During 2016 -17 we have seen a number of major initiatives come to fruition – from our strategic alliance with CA ANZ to the launch of our ground-breaking Professional accountants – the future research which examined the prospects of the accounting profession. We also announced major, future-proofing changes to the ACCA Qualification based on our findings.
‘I’m pleased to see that these developments are being well-received by members, who have reported the highest level of satisfaction since 2013. Additionally, we are continuing to see our global community grow which has benefits for ACCA students and members the world over.
‘I look forward to continuing our strong momentum in the coming year and onwards. We will continue to invest in our diverse body of members and students to ensure that the ACCA Qualification and accountancy profession remains relevant and in-demand in a rapidly changing world.’
Further details of ACCA’s performance for 2016 - 17 will be available in August when its sixth integrated report will be launched.