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July 14, 2020

ACCA and PrimeGlobal announce global agreement

By Zoya Malik

ACCA and PrimeGlobal have signed an agreement to work together on several projects, including thought leadership, professional research and insights, and learning and development in areas of mutual interest and value for their members and communities

The two organisations will work together to:

  • support PrimeGlobal’s regional and virtual conferences with relevant ACCA research and other knowledge-based insights
  • enrich ACCA global research and insights through the participation of PrimeGlobal and its member firms
  • identify opportunities for PrimeGlobal representatives to speak at ACCA events
  • assist PrimeGlobal member firms address talent-related challenges and needs
  • augment professional and leadership development initiatives across PrimeGlobal member firms through the provision of relevant knowledge and learning from ACCA and its partners.

Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA says: ‘We’re all thrilled to have connected with PrimeGlobal formally through this MOU. And we’ve already started to reap the benefits of this agreement, with Steve Heathcote joining us for a global webinar recently about the road to recovery from Covid-19. Sharing our expertise is of immense value to our members and also the wider profession, especially during these turbulent times. All at ACCA look forward to delivering the projects, events and training we’re planning together.’

Steve Heathcote, chief executive of PrimeGlobal adds: ‘We are delighted to enter into a global partnership with the ACCA. ACCA is forward-looking and has excellent global research and insights, qualifications and training. In particular, they support the development of digital savvy professionals – exactly the skills and knowledge our members tell us say they need for the future. Our members are already leading the way in the adoption of EmTech. So I am really excited about the potential for us to combine forces to ensure finance professionals have the right toolbox for the future.’

The Covid-19: the path to recovery webinar is still available on demand and includes a focus on the financial and people strategies that organisations are using to respond to the global crisis. It is part of a series that explores the global business impacts of the health emergency, provides guidance on personal resilience, and explores options for accountants to contribute to the creation of more sustainable organisations and economies.

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