ACCA commits to delivering UN sustainable development goals

The UN Secretary General declared 2020 to be the year to mobilise for a “decade of action” to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In response, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has announced its contribution to this global ambition by publishing its own commitments to the delivery of the SDGs.

Published 1 December 2020

UK business leaders draw-up fresh proposal to support forgotten firms struggling during COVID

A coalition of small business leaders, tax experts and company directors have detailed the measures needed to address a government shortcoming which has left thousands with no income support throughout months of COVID-linked disruption.

Published 23 November 2020

Liz Blackburn re-elected to ACCA global council

Dundee woman Liz Blackburn has been re-elected to the global council of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Published 20 November 2020

ACCA president backs Scotland-Asia links

The global president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has raised her voice in support of closer business links between Scotland and Asia.

Published 18 November 2020

ACCA welcomes green initiatives in UK financial services

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement yesterday that it will be mandatory by 2025 for large parts of the UK economy to disclose risks that climate change may cause to their operations.

Published 11 November 2020

ACCA: Small businesses face huge uncertainty over future finances amid further restrictions

Small businesses in the UK are facing huge uncertainty over the future of their finances as further coronavirus restrictions are imposed, according to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA UK) and The Corporate Finance Network (The CFN) SME Recovery Tracker.

Published 5 November 2020

ACCA: Accountants can bridge the ‘advice gap’ on funding and capital arrangements for SMEs

As UK SMEs continue to tackle the effects of the pandemic, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the capital advisory platform are working together to help bridge the advice gap ensuring firms choose the right options for funding and capital loans.

Published 28 October 2020

ACCA: COVID-19 poses new ethical challenges for professional accountants

As businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, professional accountants are faced with new and intense ethical dilemmas, according to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Published 26 October 2020

ACCA Scotland's Elaine Boyd named one of UK's most influential disabled people

Glasgow accountant Elaine Boyd has been listed in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 after judges heard about her inspiring story fighting for the rights of disabled people and refusing to allow cerebral palsy to limit her life or her achievements.

Published 22 October 2020

ACCA: Accountants ‘deeply concerned’ about social and environmental impacts

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)'s global survey of 829 accountants and finance professionals reveals their deep concerns about social and environmental issues, with 90% of respondents saying they want organisations to increase efforts to become more environmentally sustainable and make a more positive impact on society after the pandemic.

Published 13 October 2020

ACCA: It’s time to rethink business for a sustainable recovery

The accountancy profession’s role in building and maintaining a sustainable recovery in these challenging times is the focus for ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) over October, November and December 2020.

Published 8 October 2020

ACCA launches global mentoring programme connecting its members and affiliates

Following a successful pilot in six markets, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is launching a global rollout of its mentoring programme which connects members and affiliates with each other.

Published 24 September 2020

ACCA: Digital and data comes to the fore during COVID-19

Strong and clear leadership is key to the transformative success of digital in the workplace, according to the latest report from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) which reveals the challenges and opportunities faced by organisations during the pandemic.

Published 24 August 2020

ACCA: SMPs are a great choice for accountants of the future

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has joined forces with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) to launch the report Careers in small medium-sized accountancy practices.

Published 11 August 2020

ACCA’s Alex Metcalfe becomes global head of public sector

Alex Metcalfe, head of public sector policy in the professional insights team at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has taken on a wide-ranging role at the global professional accountancy body, becoming its global head of public sector.

Published 6 August 2020