By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) won the hotly contested ‘Professional Body of the Year’ award at the prestigious ‘The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin Awards’ in London.
ACCA pipped fellow nominees CIMA, CPA Canada, CPA Ireland and the IMA to win the award in front of a packed crowd of industry leaders. On accepting the award, Alan Hatfield, ACCA’s executive director of strategy and development paid tribute to ACCA’s people around the globe: “I am particularly proud to accept this award on behalf of everyone at ACCA because it is in recognition of the breadth of the work our employees, members and students are doing right across the world.”
According to Alan Hatfield, ACCA’s integrated report was integral to winning the award, along with a host of key developments in learning and a new strategic alliance with CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand).
Our integrated report illustrates the work ACCA does around the world and provides clear insight into our strategy, governance and performance and how ACCA works in the interest of the public in everything we do. As a resource, it ensures everything we do is transparent, accessible and understandable to all our stakeholders. 'We are also especially proud of the key developments in education and learning we have launched this year, including the move to four exam sittings a year, the launch of the revolutionary ACCA-X online learning solution, and our unique global partnership with University of London on a Masters in Professional Accounting.
As well as winning the award for Professional Body of the Year, ACCA also received nominations for ‘Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year’ for its flagship research project ‘Professional accountants the future’ and ‘Capacity Building Champion of the Year’ for its pioneering work in international development.