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President’s message

Joseph Owolabi FCCA, President ACCA
When I look back on the year, it strikes me as a period of real achievement for ACCA and ACCA members. This year I have met countless members and future members across the world who are all striving to serve their communities, businesses and clients to the full extent of their ability.

Chief executive’s strategic report

Helen Brand OBE, Chief executive ACCA
In the past year, ACCA and its community have continued to lead the profession forward.

Our 2022-23 highlights

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We’re a force for public good. We lead the global accountancy profession by creating opportunity. This year we continued to progress ACCA’s purpose against a backdrop of continuing turbulence and volatility in the global environment.

We enhanced our sector-specific, learning and careers support:  hosting our twelfth Virtual Public Sector Conference which attracted over 10,500 registrations from 171 countries; creating toolkits focused on talent, sustainability and green budgeting for small and medium sized practices (SMPs), small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the public sector including ‘How SMEs can create a more sustainable world’ with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ); strengthening our support for the banking, financial services and insurance sector including a report with our strategic alliance partner, CA ANZ on FinTech State of Play, a Financial Services sector hub and a Sustainability in Banking virtual experience programme with CIMB Group; launching a new Certificate in Business Analytics with Columbia Business School; and holding ten virtual careers fairs events for different countries and regions across the world which attracted over 17,500 attendees and 843 employers.
We grew our membership by 2.8% with 247,000 members now supporting economic growth across 181 countries. We championed the role of the profession in building sustainable economies and organisations: launching Accounting for a better world, our agenda for action uniting the accountancy profession for the public good; being a gold sponsor of the 21st World Congress of Accountants (themed Building Trust, Enabling Sustainability); taking part in COP27 where we launched our new Climate Finance Course with CFA Institute; hosting our annual flagship virtual event, Accounting for the future; which focused on sustainability and attracted 32,000 delegates from  183 countries; and launching our Global Talent Trends Survey 2023, one of the largest ever studies across the accountancy profession about the world of work.
We continued to ensure ACCA is the #1 global choice for employers with an employer Net Promoter Score of +50.9 and 87% of employers satisfied with ACCA. We innovated to drive student progression including launching My Exam Performance, a personalised exam performance feedback tool for students.
We worked in partnership to strengthen the profession: continuing our successful strategic alliance with CA ANZ to support our members and develop the global profession; partnering with the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Economy and the Emirates Association for Accountants and Auditors to provide the exams required to complete the UAE Fellowship programme; publishing Public Trust in Tax 2022 with the International Federation  of Accountants; becoming founding partners of the IFRS Foundation’s Partnership Framework for Capacity Building which is focused on ensuring  readiness for the new IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards; launching ACCA’s Certificate in International Reporting in Vietnamese in partnership with the Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants and renewing our agreement with the Ministry of Finance in Vietnam as  we work together to strengthen the profession; and signing a new Mutual Recognition Agreement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.


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