Outsource magazine and the ACCA announce an exclusive partnership
Outsource magazine, one of the world’s leading channels for outsourcing strategy and thought leadership, along with the ACCA, the global professional body for accountants, have powered into 2012 with a partnership designed to deliver the results of the ACCA’s Outsourcing Research project to the key decision-makers in the outsourcing space.
ACCA’S RESEARCH PROJECT
ACCA provides insights into finance function transformation that promotes thinking around optimal models for the delivery of finance and accounting services. Their shared services and outsourcing (SSO) programme is taking a comprehensive look at how organisational value is created through the use of SSO models as part of the target operating model for finance. It will identify critical initiatives to improve the management of remote finance and accounting models through training, organisational design, geographic considerations and other methods.
There are two key elements to the partnership:
Editorial: Both ACCA and Outsource magazine will provide each other with content at least four times per year to go in print, email and online. Additionally, Outsource will produce four OutsourceXplores quarterly content series (Summer 2012, Autumn 2012, Winter 2012 & Spring 2013) in association with the ACCA and other partners.
Marketing: Both ACCA and Outsource magazine will provide marketing support to each other in the form of partnership status, content promotion and more across print, email and online channels.
We are truly thrilled, and honoured, to be working with ACCA; the organisation’s current research program has already yielded great benefits and I am extremely excited about what lies ahead – as I am about our collaboration. As the leading title in the outsourcing space it is a logical fit for us, and I’m delighted to be able to bring ACCA’s insights and research findings to the Outsource audience over the next few quarters, as well as delivering some of the Outsource community’s own expertise to ACCA members in return. Jamie Liddell, Editor, Outsource magazine
ACCA is delighted in joining this new partnership with Outsource magazine; the quality of content and insight that Outsource magazine provides from leading experts across the outsourcing space is second to none, and it’s a privilege to be able to share outputs from ACCA’s global programme on finance transformation. We believe this is going to be the start of a successful collaboration between the two parties, bringing together the Outsource community’s significant insights and experiences with ACCA’s research programme to the benefit of ACCA members and our employer partnerships around the world. Jamie Lyon, Head of Corporate Sector, ACCA
- ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
- We support our 147,000 members and 424,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
- 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 and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of 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 seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.