The Practitioners' Network comprises approximately 15,000 members across the UK. It provides information and services to members in public practice, including extensive technical information and a wide range of facilities. These include:
In Practice is a monthly e-magazine that is emailed automatically to Practitioners' Network members.The e-magazines contain news and feature articles on key issues affecting those in public practice, as well as the latest news on relevant ACCA activities, facilities and publications.
For more information visit the In Practice pages.
ACCA LinkedIn Public Practice Group
ACCA has formed a subgroup for members in public practice on LinkedIn and this on-line community enables practitioner members to share ideas, discuss topics, post questions and network with other like minded members. It's a very useful tool and easy to use. Signing up is quick and easy.
Why Choose ACCA?
A short factsheet explaining why ACCA is the qualification of choice can be found under the Related Documents section of this page. This summary has been tailored to practitioners to help them (a) answer common questions from potential ACCA students considering studying with ACCA and (b) convert current students into members by explaining the most significant benefits to members.
ACCA UK has developed a portfolio of ACCA-branded products, together with specially negotiated discounts on a wide range of external products to help practitioners manage their practices more effectively. These include professional indemnity insurance cover, engagement letters CD-Rom and technical publications.
For more information visit the Support services pages.
ACCA commissions and publishes a range of booklets that present commentary on key issues affecting practitioners.
For more information visit the Sector specific booklets pages.
The Technical Advisory Service provides advice to practitioners on a wide range of matters. It also offers comment and analysis on key issues (e.g. the use of disclaimers in audit reports) as well as issuing technical factsheets containing detailed advice on major issues.
For more information visit the Technical advisory service pages.
All members who wish to perform work under ACCA's definition of public practice are required to hold Practising Certificates from ACCA. In order to train students and members towards such certificates, all practices must be registered and monitored by ACCA.
For more information visit the Practising Certificates pages.
ACCA Approved Employers
ACCA Approved Employer status is available to all employers who train and develop ACCA students, affiliates and members.
For more information visit the ACCA Approved Employers pages.
ACCA Quality Checked
ACCA Quality Checked is a scheme to help ACCA member firms to enhance the value of services they offer to their clients by applying best practice standards. It also recognises firms that apply best practice by awarding an ACCA Quality Checked certificate and mark. Tools on ACCA's website include a self diagnostic assessment.
For more information visit the ACCA Quality Checked pages.
The ACCA logo
Use of the ACCA logo on your letterhead and other stationery will reinforce your value as a qualified professional. The mark can also be put on your website to reinforce the sense that your firm belongs to a global grouping. The ACCA logo for both stationery and your website can be downloaded from the "myACCA " section of ACCA's website. ACCA logo window stickers are available for your practice - please request them using the contact details at the bottom of the page.
ACCA UK organises a detailed programme of continuing professional development (CPD) courses for members in practice, including half/one day courses as well as residential conferences. Search the events database or contact the Professional Courses department on 020 7059 5910 to request a brochure.
The Network is guided by an elected Panel of members, which works closely with a permanent member of staff at ACCA. Following the elections at the end of 2011, the following members were elected to the Panel - Russell Geary, Mehran Iqbal and Asim Malik. Further information is available from Pat Delbridge, Member Networks Manager, ACCA UK,tel: 020 7059 5954, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org