ACCA has revealed it is set to open its council meetings to the public for the first time in its 99-year history as part of a radical overhaul to its workings.
It is understood the move is part of the association’s ongoing aim is to provide greater transparency, and was decided after members voted in favour at its last council meeting in November.
Further changes to the workings of the body are expected to be announced in the next couple of months.
An association spokesman, said: ‘ACCA is totally committed to open and clear corporate governance and encouraging the ongoing process of greater transparency.’
Council will go into open session at 12.30pm on meeting days at Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London.
The first open meeting will be on 1 March, followed by 19 April and 13 September.
Details of the agenda for the open part of each meeting will be posted on the ACCA website – www.accaglobal.com – before the meeting.
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