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Mahalah Groves, Head of Capacity Building

ACCA

Mahalah Groves is Head of Capacity Building at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).  ACCA is the global body for professional accountants supporting 219,000 members and 527,000 students in 179 countries through a network of 110 offices.  Based in the UK, Mahalah supports many of ACCA’s key partnerships across the global accountancy profession and has oversight of ACCA’s funded international development work.

Mahalah has been with ACCA since 2008 and, as Head of Capacity Building, she leads a wide variety of development projects to strengthen the accountancy profession. A portfolio that currently includes capacity building projects across Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and South Asia. Her experience includes initiatives to implement international standards, develop strategy, and strengthen qualifications and regulation – and to support partner bodies in their journey toward membership of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Since 2017, Mahalah is a technical advisor to a member of the IFAC Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee (PAODC). Mahalah also plays a key role in ACCA’s partnerships with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the international development community.

Prior to joining ACCA, Mahalah’s professional experience included intellectual property and brand development.

March 2021

5.7 – HOW TO: Use International Development to Create a Global Profession

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This session is led by Mahalah Groves, Head of Capacity Building at ACCA, the global body for professional accountants supporting 219,000 members and 527,000 students in 179 countries. This session will focus on international development and has the following learning outcomes: how to deliver effective capacity building; how to use global learning and best practice to develop locally relevant solutions; how to develop partnerships for sustainable solutions.

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Session Track: Going Global, Acting Local
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