Elections to Council
Nominations must be submitted by 15 June 2011
10 Mar 2011
Council is the representative and governing body of ACCA and, as such, has a key role in ACCA affairs.
- Council's terms of reference require it to determine ACCA's policies and objectives.
- It acts as a link between members and their professional body and leads the organisation in the interests of both.
- It is accountable both to the members and the public interest.
- It acts on behalf of all members - and on behalf of future generations of members (today's students).
- It provides leadership of the Association and stewardship of its resources.
Council develops policy for ACCA as a whole and Council members are volunteer custodians acting for the well being of the whole organisation. Whatever their geographical or sectoral bases, Council members do not represent particular areas or particular functions. All Council members are elected by the membership as a whole.
ACCA members of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to stand for election to Council. Long term or technical experience is valuable, but so is proven ability actively to engage in strategic decision making. Council experience per se is not necessary. However, an understanding of good governance is essential, and personal and professional integrity must be of the highest standard.
Specifically, ACCA expects members to bring the following skills and attributes to Council:
- an ability to take a strategic and analytical approach to issues and to see 'the big picture'
- an understanding of the business and the market place
- communication and networking skills
- an ability to interact with peers and respect the views of others
- decision making abilities
- an ability to act in an ambassadorial role in many different environments
- planning and time management
- a willingness to learn and develop.
Members who wish to stand for election to Council at the 2011 AGM are invited to submit nomination papers to the secretary at any time up to 15 June 2011.
Anyone wishing to stand must be nominated by at least 10 other members in good standing. Candidates should supply a head and shoulders photograph and an election statement of up to 180 words. Election statements should not include references to email addresses or internet websites.
Candidates must indicate their willingness to be elected to Council. They are also required to sign declarations of their willingness to comply with - and be bound by - the code of practice for Council members.
Further information on the Council election process, including pro forma of nomination papers, may be obtained by writing to the secretary at 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3EE, by sending a fax to +44 (0)20 7059 5734, or by sending an email to email@example.com quoting 'Council Elections' in the subject box.