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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.

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We are very pleased to share that ACCA  has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) in January, and this will see both organisations collaborate in thought leadership projects around business model innovations and integrated reporting. Continue Reading…

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If you have been keeping up to date with our events, you will recall that just a couple of months ago ACCA Singapore welcomed all of ACCA’s 36 global council members to Singapore and to have them experience for themselves the vibrancy of Singapore membership. The visit by the global council reaffirms the importance of Singapore to ACCA.

Today, Singapore is proud to be fifth in terms of membership in the world.

Collectively, we do have a loud voice in shaping ACCA’s global policies to enable it to remain as the world-leading and highly respected professional body of choice.

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Last month, ACCA and EY strengthened our relationship with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC). The occasion was witnessed not only by our students and members working at EY but by our very own Global Council Members who were in town for a series of meetings.

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Test Grade

With the release of the ACCA June 2016 exams results, we want to say “Well done!” to the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) students on the ACCA Accelerated Pathway Programme (AAPP). This batch of NYP students obtained a fantastic passing rate which substantially surpassed our global average for the ACCA F8 exam.

As the NYP-AAPP students start preparation for the F9 exam soon, they will also be embarking on their enhanced internship with Ernst & Young in September.

Approved Employers who are interested in accessing talent through the programme, please contact ACCA Singapore.

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