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The heart of a successful membership body is the committed network of  members  who live the values of the ACCA brand and advocate strongly for ACCA.

The ACCA Singapore Advocate of the Year Award is a great opportunity for us to recognise the contribution that your fellow members are making.

If you know any member who deserves to be applauded for their outstanding contribution to the profession and ACCA, we want to know who they are.

Help recognise  member advocates by submitting your nominations. We welcome self-nomination as well.

Winner of the ACCA Singapore Advocate of the Year Award in 2017 will be announced on as Members’ Night on 17 August 2017, and the member will automatically be entered for the regional ACCA Asia Pacific Advocate of the Year 2017 Award.

The ACCA Asia Pacific Advocate of the Year 2017 will be deliberated and announced at the ACCA International Assembly in late September 2017 culminating in the the global final will be held at the ACCA Council Dinner in 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The award is open to all members in good standing* including retired members (on the retired register)
  • Nominations can only be made by members in good standing
  • Members can self-nominate or be nominated by another member

* No outstanding ACCA fees, CPD submission completed, Code of Conduct signed / Ethics module undertaken, not in a disciplinary process

Award criteria

The nominations will be judged by ACCA Singapore Office bearers and market head based on the criteria below. Nominee must describe and demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • How they have actively inspired the next generation of professional accountants by promoting ACCA and / or the profession in schools, colleges and universities
  • How they have actively supported students and fellow members to grow in their careers
  • How they have actively helped to build ACCA’s brand and reputation within Singapore
  • How they have contributed to ACCA in terms of thought leadership or through enabling ACCA to be seen as leading the profession within Singapore

 

Submissions are now open, and we hope to receive them before 28 July 2017

Please click here to download a copy of the nomination form.

Find out more about ACCA Singapore’s Member Advocacy Programme here:

https://sgblog.accaglobal.com/2015/09/01/acca-proud-members-advocacy-programme/

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From Brian McEnery, ACCA president

It’s almost a year since we announced our strategic alliance with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). It’s been an exciting 12 months and I’ve been really pleased with the benefits and value the alliance has created. To see members meeting and sharing insights at events across the Asia Pacific region and in the UK has really brought home to me the importance of what we are trying to achieve.

I’ve recently returned from a summit meeting in Singapore with the president of CA ANZ, along with other senior member representatives and key employees, where we assessed progress and explored opportunities to further deepen the relationship.

The alliance has increased the profile of both designations worldwide, through joint research such as the G20 public trust in tax report we co-produced which looked at people’s views on taxation across G20 nations. The work, which we also carried out with the International Federation of Accountants, made headlines across the world.

We’ve also increased the range of CPD resources available to members globally by sharing learning opportunities, covering a wide range of topics which have been delivered in both online and face-to-face formats.

Going forward we want to further strengthen the way we work together and have agreed we will co-locate a small number of employee teams in London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. This important step will see teams developing combined strategies that will benefit members and business, and will help them create more joint member events.

At the meeting, we also reiterated the purpose of the alliance, which is to:
• increase the profile of both brands worldwide
• enhance support to members and wider stakeholders
• contribute to the development of the profession and business world
and
• demonstrate the strength of a progressive alliance across the accounting sector.

I look forward to reporting on further progress. In the meantime, you can find more information about the CPD opportunities and access our special joint publication Reach, highlighting key challenges facing accountants across the world, at accaglobal.com/alliance.