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Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum

A community of national professional accountancy organisations focused on proactively developing strategies to enhance their role and relevance in national economic life and the public interest.

Our vision

The Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum (APSF) provides a framework to encourage and assist participating professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) to strengthen their relevance and their contribution to economic growth in the public interest. Since the first roundtable in 2012, the APSF continues to facilitate highly interactive exchanges of perspectives of critically important issues for the profession while enabling peer-to-peer discussions on the strategic direction and ambition of individual professional bodies.

Several collaborative initiatives have evolved out of the annual APSF meeting of all participating bodies. These initiatives enable different groupings of professional bodies to come together in a practical, cost-effective and outward-looking way to address specific needs and challenges facing the profession. They include the Quality Assurance Networks (QAN) for accountancy services and non-PIE audit, as well as the Financial Integrity Network (FIN).

A core objective of the APSF and associated work streams is that of enhancing interaction between PAOs and the national, European and international regulatory community to encourage better collaboration and shared understanding of the challenges facing the profession.

The Annual APSF Meeting

The annual meetings of the APSF are structured to promote timely sharing and provide a learning experience for all participants, with no formal distinction between speakers and participants. The key themes discussed continue to evolve organically, reflecting previous discussions as well as suggestions made in ongoing conversations between participants. The 2020 APSF annual meeting has been postponed due to the Covid-19 situation.

APSF 2019 - Valletta

ICAEW organised APSF 2019 in cooperation with The Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA).

For more information on APSF 2019, please contact strategicforum@icaew.com or call +3222303272

APSF 2018 - Belgrade

ICAEW is organising APSF 2018 in cooperation with the Serbian Association of Accountants and Auditors. It will take place in Belgrade on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

For more information on APSF 2018, please contact strategicforum@icaew.com or call +32 2 230 32 72.

APSF 2017 – Nicosia

ICAEW organised APSF 2017 in cooperation with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

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


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.

Read the APSF annual reviews

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