Accountants' Week 2017 - St Lucia

The St. Lucia branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean (“ICAEC”) celebrated Accountants’ Week under the theme “Promoting Accountability – an Imperative for Economic Development” from October 11 – 18, 2017 with the following objectives:

  • ·       To promote awareness of the ICAEC within the wider business community;
  • ·       To promote the accounting profession and its value to the community at large;
  • ·       To promote accountability in both the public and private sectors.

The theme for the celebration was influenced by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Accountability Now initiative as well as the global movement towards improving financial reporting within the public sector.

 

Several activities were planned for the week which began with a cocktail reception on October 11, 2017 during which Mr. Marion Browne, a former Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean and a former Government Minister in Trinidad and Tobago addressed the gathering.  Other activities included continuing professional development training in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), career presentations at selected schools and an open forum where free business advice was given to small business owners.

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