The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone, will be hosting the Ninth annual congress of members of the Association of Accountancy Bodies of West Africa- ABAWA. In a press conference convened at the office secretariat Siaka Stevens Street, the President Marjorie Hedd, said her office will be hosting various professional accountants, from 15 West African countries.
Participants will come from English, French, and Portuguese speaking countries respectively.
She further reiterated that the conference will commence on the 21st to 24th April, at the Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown. According to the President, the conference is a high profile event of professional accountants in the public and private business sector. Practicing accountants are also expected to form part of the forum, to share their experience, exchange ideas and views on the current state of the Accountancy profession in the sub region.
This will be in line with individual member countries with a view to enhance, the technical competence and ethical standards of members for effective service delivery, by adopting best practices in the public interest, as well as contributing to the development and sustainability of the regional economies.
Majorie Hedd assured the press that greater opportunities will be offered to economists, accountants and public officials to discuss issues in the economic recovery process, investment and Economic development in general and that the President Ernest Bai Koroma will open the Congress with a key note address.
When asked to outline in detail some of the feature programmes that are going to be discussed during the course of the conference she mentioned Regional integration and impact on attracting Investment in developing countries, Internatioal Financial Reporting and Auditing Standards, Role of Regulatory Agencies in promoting Economic growth and Development in West Africa, and the Government policies in promoting Investment in Developing countries.
She concluded by assuring all that competent speakers have already been designated to talk on those topics.