ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is an <IR> Breakthrough Partner, as well as one of the first <IR> Training Foundation Partners.
We are the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
ACCA supports its 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 104 offices and centres and more than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
When IIRC was formed and integrated reporting began to be incorporated into mainstream corporate reporting, we felt it was important to reflect this in the ACCA Qualification. So in 2014, we became the first global professional body to examine <IR> across our final stage syllabus. To lead by example, we joined IIRC’s Pilot Programme (now <IR> Business Network) for reporting entities when it was launched in 2011. We have found that integrated reporting really captured how we seek to operate and develop ACCA, as a professional body.