The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants celebrated its first Connections Day on Sept. 12, 2019, hosting its members, future members, stakeholders and partners around the world with events focused on connectivity and partnership in the accounting profession.

Participants took part in a virtual conference, with sessions focused on coaching, how connections are built, support on developing the ACCA network and a thought leadership session from the ACCA’s Professional Insights team.

The main feature of the day was the unveiling of the ACCA Connections mosaic — a collaborative piece of artwork, consisting of more than 10,000 photos submitted by ACCA’s global network (pictured above).

"Our Connections Day marks the importance of ACCA’s connected global network, showcasing that access to a network of support and resources is key to development," stated Helen Brand, chief executive of ACCA. "Whether it's participating in the virtual conference sessions, contributing to the ACCA social media threads or engaging with the Innovation in Public Sector Finance report, all interactions aim to highlight the strength of a connected global profession, where individuals and organizations — large and small — all have a key role to play. Connections move the world forward, and businesses thrive through the alliances that we make."
RSM US and the PGA Tour have announced the second annual RSM Birdies Fore Love charity program via an on-course competition over the first 11 events of the 2019-20 PGA Tour Season.

This year, the three golfers with the most birdies during the first 11 events of the tour will earn $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for the charity of their choice. The player who records the most birdies (or better) in each fall event will also earn $50,000 for the charity of their choice, bringing the total amount of donations for this year's program to more than $1 million.

The Birdies Fore Love program will begin with the Military Tribute at the Greenbrier event in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and conclude with the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia.

“Stewardship has been one of RSM’s core values since our firm was founded in 1926,” stated Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM US. “In fact, that commitment to community is a value shared by the PGA Tour, and one of the key reasons behind our title sponsorship of The RSM Classic. RSM Birdies Fore Love provides us with an opportunity to amplify our shared focus on giving back to the community on a national and international level — and to invite our colleagues, clients, friends and family from around the world to help us help those in need.”

“I am humbled by the widespread support RSM Birdies Fore Love has received and continues to receive,” said PGA Tour golfer Davis Love in a statement. “At the end of the day, leaving things better than we found them is one of the most important things we as individuals, organizations and companies can do. I’m honored to work with a partner like RSM to help make a positive difference for those in need.”

RSM and the Davis Love Foundation have donated more than $13 million to over 200 nonprofits across the country since the inception of the RSM Classic in 2010, including the Boys and Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, Blessings in a Backpack and Folds of Honor.