Our Strategy to 2020
Our vision of being #1 in developing the accountancy profession the world needs recognises ACCA’s critical role in shaping and leading the profession.
reach, relevance and resource
Inspire people everywhere in the world to choose ACCA
Grow our network to support our stakeholders to achieve their goals
Demonstrate the value of a lasting relationship with ACCA
Use our pre-eminent brand to influence the market
driven by market insights
motivated to deliver our strategy
across all aspects of our operations
and flexible delivery that is responsive to evolving customer needs
Our vision of being #1 in developing the accountancy profession the world needs recognises ACCA’s critical role in shaping and leading the profession. Through our global network of members, future members and partners we will deliver value to the public by:
- acting in the public interest
- promoting ethical business
- supporting economic growth.
This links explicitly to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 (Quality education), 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure), 10 (Reduced inequalities), 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), 12 (Responsible consumption and production) and 13 (Climate action).
ACCA’s reach, relevance and resources combined are what make us so different and are at the heart of our success:
- reach – our global network, outlook and ambition which is at our core
- relevance – our comprehensive, flexible and accessible qualification which enhances employability
- resources – our scale and ability to generate, leverage and deliver value on behalf of our members.
We will attract a diverse range of talent to the profession through offering an accessible and flexible qualification which provides a broad range of skills and the ethical compass demanded by employers in every sector around the world.
This links explicitly to UN SDG 4: Quality education: ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
We will develop complete finance professionals who are supported, trained, examined and regulated to the same high standard globally.
This links explicitly to UN SDG 4, Quality education: ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
A vibrant future for ACCA and our members will be sustained through growing our presence in existing and emerging markets.
This links explicitly to UN SDG 9, Industry, innovation and infrastructure: build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.
We will lead the profession in demonstrating to policymakers, employers and the public the value professional accountants bring to society by creating successful businesses and sustainable economies.
This links explicitly to UN SDG 9, 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), 12 (Responsible consumption and production) and 13 (Climate action).
Customer-centred solutions driven by market insights. We will lead the development of the profession by anticipating and understanding market needs to develop a relevant, rigorous and high-quality qualification that our customers need and value.
High-performing people motivated to deliver our strategy. Our people, diversity and values are at the heart of what makes ACCA unique and successful. We will be outcome and performance focused, energising and empowering our people to deliver their best for ACCA.
Excellence across all aspects of our operations. We will be operationally excellent, delivering maximum value and focusing the organisation towards continuous improvement.
Digitally enabled and flexible delivery that is responsive to evolving customer needs. We will be proactive and responsive, delivering efficiently through our digital capabilities and global, regional and local relationships.
Following commencement last year, the detailed development of
our Strategy to 2025 has continued throughout 2018-19, in
consultation with Council. Council is due to approve the final
version of this new strategy later in 2019.