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World Accountants Meeting In Nadi A Success

The Conference of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee (PAODC) meeting, held last month in Sofitel, Nadi was a success. “We have certainly gained some value
02 Sep 2017 10:00
World Accountants Meeting In Nadi A Success
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The Conference of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee (PAODC) meeting, held last month in Sofitel, Nadi was a success.

“We have certainly gained some value adding networks and certainly have built relationships with other Professional Accountancy Organisations who are members of Conference of Asian and Pacific Accountants, the Conference of Asian and Pacific Accountants management and also with development partners – World Bank and Asian Development Bank,” Fiji Institute of Accountants president Finau Nagera said.

The meeting, hosted by the Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) was the first ‘outreach’ meeting of the Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee in Fiji. All Conference of Asian and Pacific Accountants members from the South Pacific region were represented.

“The Fiji Institute of Accountants was also able to push through matters which are of interest to the institute such as solidifying our International and regional relationships and keeping abreast of matters of interest,” she said.

Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee members and other attendees came from Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka and the United States of America.

The Conference of Asian and Pacific Accountants Conference of Asian and the Pacific Accountants Deputy President were in attendance.

The meeting had a broad agenda, with many matters associated with Maturity Model initiatives, including:

A progress update in developing the Maturity Model Guidance Series, including updates on the associated plans to promote the outputs regionally and globally;

Tabling the second and third publications in the serious, being Quality Assurance (QA) and Investigation and Discipline (I&D); and

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guide and associated on-line Toolkit were discussed, and a presentation provided on the Toolkit for the benefit of South Pacific members.

A key focus of the meeting was the Quality Assurance for Audit projects, with the representative from the Asian Development Bank discussing the background to the project and future intentions.

Other important matters on the agenda included the Promotion of the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) 2018 in Sydney, Australia with the theme ‘Global Challengers/ Global Leaders’ and proposed key topics for session were presented.

 

Meeting with FIA Leadership

A separate meeting was held with the Fiji Institute of Accountants leadership to discuss various matters, including the newly completed 5-year Fiji Institute of Accountants Strategic Plan.

The Fijian Institute of Accountants was represented by:

Ms Finau Nagera – President;

Mr Zarin Khan – Vice President;

Mr Cama Raimuria – Past FIA President and Council Member;  and

Mr Nitesh Lal – Council Member.

 



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