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ACCA USA and Institute of Caribbean Studies to release new report at Embassy reception

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– The release of the joint report will be celebrated with an event at the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago –

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, March 22, ACCA USA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the Institute of Caribbean Studies will release their first joint report, Caribbean Talent Across Borders: The Value of Global Mobility in Accounting and Finance.

“We are proud to present this new research examining the far reach of Caribbean talent in the accounting and finance professions, alongside the Institute of Caribbean Studies,” said Warner Johnston, Head of ACCA USA. “As the global body for professional accountants, ACCA knows that mobility and cross-cultural exchange make businesses stronger.”

Participants in the research roundtables held in Kingston, Port of Spain, Toronto and Washington DC point to the importance of quality education, training, and pay in preparing talent for global mobility. “In addition to being technically prepared, accountants and financial professionals point to the need for cultural literacy and sensibilities, and the benefits of both personal and professional relationships built across borders,” stated Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies.

The release will be celebrated with an evening reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Washington, D.C.

The event will feature remarks by the Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador to the U.S., Anthony Phillips-Spencer, in addition to Dr. Claire Nelson and Carol-Ann Boothe, ACCA USA Network Chair.

The report will be available online at https://www.acca-usa.com after the event.

A networking reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages will conclude the evening.

Registration is required for the free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-caribbean-talent-and-global-mobility-tickets-43345589826.

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering 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.

ACCA supports its 200,000 members and 486,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,200 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information at: www.accaglobal.com

About the Institute of Caribbean Studies

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization established in 1993 dedicated to education, advocacy and action on issues that impact on Caribbean Americans.

The purpose of the Institute is to provide a forum for the public and private sector, the non-government organization community, scholars and others interested in promoting a dialogue and to assist in the execution of actions that result from that dialogue.

ICS has become leading community think-do tank in the Caribbean diaspora in the US. ICS is the architect and campaign chair of National Caribbean American Heritage Month, executive producer of the National Caribbean American Heritage Awards since 1994, Convenor of the Invest Caribbean Business Leaders Dialogue since 1999, and the Caribbean Futures Initiative established in 2007. More information at: www.icsdc.org/

SOURCE ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

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