ICPA: The Institute of Certified Practising Accountants (ICPA) is a professional organisation representing practising accountants.
Practitioners today deserve an organisation that actually understands the pressures and concerns that affect them on a daily basis. They deserve better than has been provided by all Institutes in the past.
To this end the board of ICPA have set in motion a range of benefits which every practising Accountant would welcome. From PI Insurance to Free CPE all benefits are targeted specifically to this sector and all benefits reflect the depth and breadth of knowledge of this sector.
EAA: The European Accounting Association (EAA) aims to link together the Europe-wide community of accounting scholars and researchers, to provide a platform for the wider dissemination of European accounting research, and to foster and improve research.
Since its establishment in 1977, the EAA has had major impact on the accounting research community throughout Europe. The EAA has established a secure and developing series of networks that bring together all accounting researchers interested in a wider European concept of their subject and research interest.
BAFA: The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) is the working name of the British Accounting Association which was established in 1947. It is a UK learned society which brings together those interested in teaching and research in accounting and finance.
ACCA: ACCA is the world’s leading body for professional accountants, with over 110 years of experience, innovation and excellence. They champion opportunity within accountancy, demonstrate excellence through their qualifications, and act as a driving force within the accounting profession to constantly improve working practices.
BCS: Launched in 2009, BusinessClub Scotland is an initiative to help Scotland’s business community capitalise on the country’s ambitious events programme. The development of a club unique to Scotland was one of the key elements in the bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow.
Supported by the Scottish Government and the country’s leading business organisations, and working closely with EventScotland and Scottish Enterprise, BusinessClub Scotland works to ensure that Scottish companies are supported, engaged and business-ready to win contracts generated by Scotland’s current and planned investment in major events.
ICO: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. The Ministry of Justice is their sponsoring department within the government.
Forum of Private Business: The Forum of Private Business is a proactive business support organisation focused on the growth and profitability of small businesses.
The Forum actively engages with a community of 18,000 small businesses and champions their views and concerns with all levels of government, the media and the wider business community.
Small businesses make a massive contribution to the UK’s economy – so their key campaign aims are to highlight this and to lobby to make it simpler and more profitable to run a small firm.
Business Improvement Network: The Business Improvement Network is a group of over 1600 UK-based managers, drawn from hundreds of organisations, with a shared interest in the best practice application of quality and business excellence approaches.
Founded in 1997, the purpose of the Network is to connect people who wish to share information and experiences helpful to the improvement of organisational performance