The professional body, which offers an alternative route to qualifying as an accountant, took advantage of the early-bird discount.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has re-signed for the HR Indaba Africa 2019, taking advantage of the early-bird discount, which exempts the body from paying the increased rate to showcase at next year’s event. The ACCA offers business-relevant, first-choice, qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition, who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Established in 1904, it is one of the world’s foremost professional bodies, with a global network of more than 208 000 fully qualified members and 503 000 student members, that are among the world’s best-qualified and most sought-after accountants.
The ACCA has its own qualification, which can serve an alternative but equivalent route to the traditional academic route into the accountancy profession, with a number of delivery options available, including self-paced learning, self-study, and part-time classes, with various entry and exit points. This route allows new entrants from matriculant-level and well-seasoned professionals to obtain business-relevant, internationally recognised accounting qualifications, which embrace global best practices.
Patience Semenya, head of the ACCA, who found the recent Indaba to be a fantastic platform to engage with HR professionals across various industries, says:
“The world is changing at a rapid pace and professional accountants must keep up to stay relevant. We’re committed to developing dynamic professional accountants who are strategic forward-thinkers, accountants who thrive in a world of near-constant flux, digitisation, and globalisation. It also gave us an opportunity to drive engagement and thought leadership on the future of the accounting profession through our panel discussion, entitled: ‘Unlocking barriers for finance and accounting scarce skills and occupations in high demand for economic growth and development’.”
Patience says transformation and positive change are challenges that still face the Finance sector, which is still interrogating some of the barriers that prevent the sector from embracing change and transformation, the impact on the economy and mostly how this impacts organisational development and strategic HR management.