France Gives Support to 'XYZ' Credential

French accounting organization, Conseil Superieur de l'Ordre des Experts-Comptables, has joined the United States and other international bodies in support of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's proposed global business credential, currently dubbed "XYZ."

The organization represents nearly 18,000 accountants in France. Just recently the accounting organizations of Italy joined the initiative. Other countries supporting the global credential include Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

According to the AICPA, the global credential is being considered as a new certification program for business consultants who provide service to clients and employers "through the strategic use of knowledge and knowledge management systems." The credential will enable professionals to "seize new opportunities in the evolving knowledge economy."

For more information about the proposed global business credential, including a chronological list of all the related news stories that have appeared on AccountingWEB, visit AccountingWEB's Global Business Credential Resource Center.

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