Scottish Parliament hosts ACCA Scotland discussion on social mobility.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of consistent global standards.
Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We work to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers to entry, ensuring that our qualifications and their delivery meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.
It was therefore with great pleasure that ACCA Scotland was able to welcome Annabelle Ewing MSP, Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment to a discussion on social mobility held at the Scottish Parliament in January. Parliament – with the stunning backdrop of Arthur’s Seat and the Palace of Holyrood – was a fantastic venue to hold this important discussion.
Addressing representatives from Scottish businesses, universities, local authorities and education the Minister noted the alignment of ACCA’s views on social mobility/ payday lending / living wage with the First Minister’s agenda on a more socially just Scotland.
An interesting roundtable discussion followed on ACCA's report Who Accounts for Social Mobilty? The Holyrood event (and sister events in England and Wales) will be reported upon in ACCA publications and used to build ACCA’s reputation in business, academic and government circles.