Research by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) across the G20 countries shows that professional accountants make a significant contribution to the economy at local, national and global levels.

The impact is even bigger for professional accountants who are members of professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) that also belong to IFAC (which includes ACCA).

The table below shows the impact from an increase of 500 accountants per million of population compared with the increase if they are from IFAC-member PAOs.

Source: IFAC/Cebr