ACCA meets in Africa

 

Economic growth, business opportunities and challenges faced in Africa and globally will be the central theme of the Association Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) council meeting to be held in Nairobi from 21 to 23 June 2012. ACCA’s 36 council will come to Africa to discuss opportunities and challenges on the continent.

 

“The aim of this meeting is to see how ACCA members are contributing to the national economy and their national profession, to connect with partners, the profession and policy makers, and to show how ACCA’s work is bringing value to employment markets. This is an important part of council’s ongoing work,” stated Jamil Ampomah, ACCA Director of Sub-Saharan Africa.

ACCA’s council conducts a series of regular meetings towards advancing good business practice and business opportunities globally, its previous meetings have been held in Central and Eastern Europe as well as South East Asia. ACCA staff will also be visiting Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania to have discussions on the role of finance professionals in an emerging economy, issues relating to effective financial management and transparency as well as to launch a report on capital markets.

“I am delighted that this year’s council meeting is taking place in Africa. As our governing body, council is elected and consists of voluntary members who possess a global outlook that can be further benefited by meeting together in Kenya. I’m sure we will learn a great deal during this visit,” said Helen Brand, ACCA’s Chief Executive.

ACCA is a global body for professional accountants, founded in 1904. The associations aim is to offer business relevant, first choice qualification to people of application and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. The association supports its 147,000 members and 424,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business. It also works through a network of over 80 offices and centers worldwide.