ACCA membership on the rise.
ACCA has announced an 8% increase in membership figures for the period ended 1999, with women now accounting for the majority of new members aged under 25. The association has around 72,000 members worldwide and the majority of new members come from China, Russia and Eastern Europe. In Hong Kong, ACCA increased its number of members by more than 1,000 to 11,138, while the association’s membership in Malaysia grew by 12% to 4,601 members. Other major growth areas were 81% in the Czech Republic, 55% in Poland and 53% in China. Numbers of new female members climbed dramatically last year while 58% of affiliates – students who have passed their exams but must comply with work experience criteria before being admitted – were also women.