ACCA and DFK International


ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and DFK International have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen the global talent pool of the accountancy profession.

The partnership will see ACCA and DFK co-operate on a number of areas of interest including joint events, information sharing and providing access to initiatives and services to attract new finance and accounting talent.

The MoU was signed by Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA, and Martin Sharp OBE, executive director of DFK International in London on March 19. The announcement comes ahead of DFK’s International Annual Conference held in Munich on July 11-13.

Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA, says,

‘As the global body for professional accountants, ACCA is committed to finding innovative approaches to open up the profession and promote global standards. By partnering with DFK, our respective memberships can benefit from being part of a truly global network with local expertise.

‘DFK member firms are passionate about ideas, innovation and new technology, with especial strengths in helping start-ups and fast-growing businesses thrive and prosper. As such, they are a natural partner for ACCA.’

Martin Sharp OBE, executive director of DFK International, says,
‘ACCA and DFK share a commitment in the belief that organisations around the world should be able to access the in-depth experience needed, helping start-ups and fast-growing businesses build their dreams.

‘This partnership enables our international membership to benefit from the latest global insights into professional and ethical standards. Together this will bolster the profession’s ability to attract and develop the accounting talent the world needs.’

An example of the cooperation between DFK and ACCA can be seen in the latest ACCA report “Growing Globally - How SMPs can unlock international ambitions”. Click here to read the report Growing-globally SMPs. You can find comments from DFK executive Director, Martin Sharp, on page 33