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Almost 4,000 Would-be Accountants Sit ACCA Exams at Excel Centre, London

Finance Professionals of the future take corporate reporting and tax exams as part of global eight-day exam session.

London, United Kingdom, December 17, 2009 --( London’s Excel Centre was packed to the rafters today with almost 4,000 would-be accountants sitting their ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) exams in Corporate Reporting, Financial Reporting and Preparing Taxation Computations. The exams are part of ACCA’s global exam series, with an estimated 73,806 students taking these exams around the world today.

Aude Leonetti, acting executive director of learning at ACCA, said: "The financial crisis of the past 18 months has seen accounting take a central role in business like never before and the sheer number of students sitting our exams shows that accountancy is still an attractive profession. This week is a busy time for ACCA students in London and around the world."

ACCA's exams extend over an eight day period with one session of exams each day. The exams are held concurrently in five different time zones.

The exam results will be announced week commencing 22 February, 2010.

For further information, please contact:
Helen Thompson, ACCA Newsroom
+44 (0)20 7059 5759
+44 (0)7725 498654

Notes to Editors

ACCA 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 have 362,000 students and 131,500 members in 170 countries worldwide.

ACCA has worked with governments, national organisations and development agencies in emerging economies- for over 20 years- promoting the accounting profession, to create value for the communities, businesses and individuals it serves.

ACCA believes that globalisation of business means that one set of reporting standards is essential. We favour the principles-based IFRS.

ACCA understands the real issues facing small businesses as 63,000 of our members work in SMEs or small partnerships worldwide.

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