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Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum

The Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum (APSF) was initially conceived by ICAEW following discussions with professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. These discussions identified many common challenges and, above all, a common interest in sharing experience and developing strategic thinking.

The APSF has since generated wider geographical interest. It helps participating PAOs identify common challenges, share experience and strategic thinking, and identify potential forms of cooperation, such as Working Group and network initiatives. The APSF encourages proactive strategic planning and innovation among professional accountancy organisations so that they continue to be relevant and contribute to market needs and the public interest. It is based on a partnership approach and holds an annual meeting organised by ICAEW with host PAOs.

The APSF pursues an open and constructive discussion and the format is designed specifically to encourage active engagement by all participants. An annual activity review is published and circulated to attendees and other parties.

Building on previous years’ annual meetings, 2016 saw the new and innovative Quality Assurance Network initiatives established, with APSF participants pooling resources to develop practical international cooperation in the important areas of quality assurance for non-PIE audits and for accountancy services providers.

ICAEW is organising APSF 2016 in cooperation with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

APSF 2017 – Nicosia

ICAEW is organising APSF 2017 in cooperation with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). It will take place in Nicosia on Thursday 4 May 2017.

For more information on APSF 2017, please contact strategicforum@icaew.com or call +32 2 230 32 72.

APSF 2015 – Athens

ICAEW organised APSF 2015 in cooperation with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece.

APSF 2014 - Warsaw

ICAEW organised APSF 2014 in cooperation with the National Chamber of Statutory Auditors and the Accountants Association in Poland.

APSF 2013 - Sofia

ICAEW organised APSF 2013 in cooperation with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Bulgaria


 

Read the APSF annual reviews
Roundtable discussion 2012 - Sinaia

ICAEW organised the roundtable discussion on 'the role and structure of professional bodies: current and future challenges' in Sinaia, Romania in cooperation with CECCAR.

For further information on the Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum please contact strategicforum@icaew.com