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.
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. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of consistent 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 work to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers to entry, ensuring that our qualifications and their delivery meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.
We support our 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. We work through a network of 101 offices and centres and 7,291 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. More information can be found on www.accaglobal.com.
The Law Society of Singapore (LSS)
The Law Society of Singapore, established in 1967, is the representative body for all lawyers in Singapore. Our membership includes advocates and solicitors with practising certificates, non-practitioner members and Honorary members elected by Council.
The Law Society's mission is to serve its members and the community by sustaining a competent and independent Bar which upholds the rule of law and ensures access to justice.
The Law Society is managed by a Council, assisted by a Secretariat and committees.
The purposes and powers of the Law Society are provided by, and subject to, the provisions of the Legal Profession Act.
Key statutory purposes of the Law Society include:
- Representing, protecting and assisting members of the Singapore legal profession
- Promoting the interests of the Singapore legal profession
- Maintaining and improving the standards of conduct and learning of the Singapore legal profession
- Protecting and assisting the public in Singapore in all matters relating to the law
- Establishing a scheme whereby impecunious persons on non-capital charges are represented by lawyers
More information can be found on http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/