ACCA member wins research award
"The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) was absolutely delighted that ACCA member, Professor Ben Marx from the University of Johannesburg, was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Accounting Research Award at the recent Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA) international conference in Fancourt.
Professor Marx is a very worthy recipient of the award," says Head of ACCA South Africa, Nadine Kater.
Kater describes the conference as "very important event, which brings some of the best minds in the accounting discipline together in one room". "Research plays a critical role in the accounting profession.
Research informs curriculum content and it also ensures that accounting professionals continue to play a leading role in the sound functioning of business and economies worldwide," Kater informs.
The conference had four broad objectives: initiating research into accounting and related subjects and publishing the research findings; informing educators of trends in accounting and related disciplines; informing educators of developments in the various professional accounting qualifications, which form the focus of academic programmes on offer at higher education institutions; sharing research findings and providing critical guidance to take the research forward.
The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) sponsored the Doctoral Workshop and the Research Workshop. ACCA SA sponsored the Outstanding Contribution to Accounting Research Award.
Some 446 delegates from professional bodies and major universities in Africa attended the conference.