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Accounting for Society's Values






ACCA Ireland’s Business Leaders Forum and Leinster member network panel would like to invite you to an online seminar launch on 21st June 2023 for ACCA's Accounting for Society's Values report.


This session will be delivered by Clive Webb (ACCA's Head of Business Management), Sharon Critchlow (ACCA Global Council Member), Orla Carolan (Business Leaders Forum Chair/ Grant Thornton, Director – Financial Services Advisory), and Elaine Brady (Managing Partner at Barden Leinster).


This virtual seminar will look at the ACCA's Accounting for Society's Values report which will be released on 20 June 2023. The report looks at the social impact of the sustainability agenda on organisations and how the accountancy and finance profession can, and should, support this. 


Accountancy and finance professionals play a fundamental role in their organisation’s delivering a just transition – a combination of economic, environmental and social equality.  With a looming imperative the time for action is now.


In its latest report ACCA explores the social dimension of this transition and establishes:


  • what we mean by the social agenda
  • the importance of ‘good jobs’
  • the key role that our profession needs to play in furthering this agenda
  • how to develop strategies to address the social agenda and the guidance available
  • the relevance of the reporting requirements that many organisations are now starting to be required to embrace; and
  • how organisational performance now needs to be addressed on a more holistic basis.


Join us to explore this significant, but challenging area, for the profession.



About the Speakers



Clive Webb, Head of Business Management, ACCA


Clive is the Head of Business Management in ACCA’s Policy and Insights team.  His research covers developments from the perspective of the CFO and the finance function including the skill requirements, the use of technology and the overall direction of the function.


Clive’s most recent research covers the evolution of the CFO into a more value centric role and the social agenda in the context of a just transition.


Clive is a qualified accountant having worked for several years for one of the Big 4 as both an auditor and as a consultant.



Sharon Critchlow, FCCA, APFS, Chartered MCSI


Sharon is Director at Discover Your Bounce, which is a personal development and workplace wellness provider. She is also an ACCA member with over 20 years of experience in as a Non – Executive Director, in senior leadership roles and in growing successful businesses in the financial services sector. Now a qualified coach and mentor, Sharon is passionate about people becoming the best that they can be and allowing their true talents to shine.


Sharon is an ACCA Council member based in the UK.



Orla Carolan


Orla is a Director in Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory Practice having joined GT in 2018. Previous to joining Grant Thornton Orla gained 15+ years experience in financial services and held a senior management position with JPMorgan Bank Ireland as head of financial reporting and audit for JP Morgan's hedge fund administration business in Ireland.


Before joining Grant Thornton Orla also trained as an executive coach, trainer, and facilitator and now works across projects within financial services advisory in sustainability reporting, financial reporting, and fund administration/fund service operations. Orla also completed a secondment in the Central Bank Supervisory Risk Division around fund supervision models and frameworks in 2021. Currently, Orla is seconded to EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group) as PMO and governance lead within the central secretariat on the development of sector-specific sustainability reporting standards or ESRS (under CSRD). Orla is also a qualified Certified Fund Director (CIFD).


Orla is the Chair of ACCA Ireland’s Business Leaders Forum.



Elaine Brady


Elaine is Managing Partner with Barden Leinster. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and since graduation has worked nationally and internationally with some of the world’s leading recruitment companies.


In 2014 Elaine founded Barden recruitment, with Ed Heffernan. Barden is a partner led expert recruitment firm, and is made up of a group of experts who are passionate about recruitment and its impact on people’s lives. The firm covers accounting & tax, exec search, financial services, international, legal and technology recruitment, and has offices in Cork, Dublin, San Francisco and Waterford.


Throughout her career Elaine has specialised in accounting and tax recruitment. Elaine advises leadership teams across Leinster on their talent attraction and retention strategies and is a regular speaker at events.


For more visit www.barden.ie.





Event details
Sector: Business Leaders' Forum
Date: 21 June 2023
End Date: 21 June 2023
Duration: 1 hour
Venue: Virtual
Capacity: 1000
CPD Units*: 1
*CPD Units are only verifiable if the event attended provides skills and/or knowledge relevant to your job or career aspirations.
Cost details
Members €00.00
Guest price €00.00
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Please note that registrations for this session will close the day prior to the event. 

Important information: an entry link to the session will issue to those registered after registrations close the day before the event is due to start. 

The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available for those who have registered for the event. 

If you have any questions ahead of the session, please do not hesitate to contact us at irelandmembers@accaglobal.com.