ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing global professional accountancy body with 424,000 students and 147,000 members in 170 countries. 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. In Singapore, ACCA has a long and proud history and traces its origins back to 1936. ACCA enjoys a reputation as an established brand with an excellent track record in Singapore. ACCA is recognised in the Accountants' Act 2004. In 2005, ACCA signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the national body, ICPAS. The MRA strengthens ACCA's relationship with ICPAS and expresses ICPAS's commitment to work with ACCA in enhancing the quality of the accounting profession in Singapore . There are currently approximately 9,900 ACCA members and affiliates in Singapore. ACCA members and affiliates work in all key sectors of the economy and include leading captains of industry. ACCA has the largest accounting student population in Singapore and has over 16,600 registered students currently. ACCA also produces more than 40% of the accountancy graduates in Singapore each year. It therefore contributes significantly to the development of the accounting profession in Singapore. ACCA also works with over 120 employers in Singapore under the ACCA Approved Employer programme. This is a formal recognition of the learning and development support leading organisations offer to ACCA students and members. The Approved Employer programme is also a platform from which ACCA and major employers in Singapore develop a mutually beneficial relationship, based on increasing the standard of learning and development support, innovative service and excellent delivery. Through ACCA's continued commitment to strengthen and reinforce its relationships with its primary stakeholders: the members; students; employers; tuition providers and regulatory bodies, ACCA Singapore aims to achieve and promote the highest professional, ethical and governance standards and advance the public interest.