The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), has recognized Paul Ankunda FCCA with its Advocate of the Year Award for Africa.
Ankunda, who is head of finance and administration at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Uganda, was praised for his work in ACCA student recruitment and development delivering career talks and previously serving as chairman of the ACCA students committee.
Jamil Ampomah, director of ACCA in Africa, said that “Paul has been a strong advocate in developing the profession across Eastern Africa.
He was a key part of ACCA Research Class of 2020: the future finance professionals on the future of the accountancy profession. This culminated in ACCA’s ground breaking report Professional Accountants: The future.
He provided valuable insight into this project that identified the main drivers of change that will impact on the profession and the future technical, ethical and interpersonal competencies desired in the future.”
Ankunda was an integral part of ACCA’s Eastern Africa Members Convention in 2014, a forum representing members in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
He has actively volunteered his time and support to ACCA clinics, conferences and events relating to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Ampomah continued to congratulate Ankunda, “I congratulate Paul on his selection as Africa Advocate of the Year, and thank him for his contribution to ACCA over all these years. My thanks go to all members who give up their time to give back to our organization, promote the profession and inspire future talent – not only in Africa, but also in our 179 other markets around the world,” said Mr. Ampomah.
ACCA launched the regional advocacy awards last year to recognize members who go above and beyond in expressing public support for the accountancy profession, embodying ACCA’s values.
These advocates are also members who deliver public value, display ethical professionalism and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
The Advocacy Awards are not about career achievement; but about the way that ACCA members give back to their communities, and help ACCA to develop the next generation of professional accountants.
Other ACCA Advocacy Award winners for 2018 included;
ACCA Middle East and South Asia Advocate of the Year 2018: T J Suren Rajakarier from Sri Lanka.
ACCA Emerging Markets Advocate of the Year 2018: Jarosław Grzegorz from Poland.
ACCA ASEAN and ANZ Advocate of the Year 2018: Alice Tan from Singapore.
ACCA Europe & Americas Advocate of the Year 2018: Etain Doyle from Ireland.
ACCA Greater China Advocate of the Year 2018: Major Qinxue Mei from China.