The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has announced that he was ready to attend the 2nd African Congress of Accountants (ACOA) in Ghana in May. The President of the Institute, Mr. Doyin Owolabi, is expected to lead a delegation of no less than five hundred chartered accountants to the congress. by the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and hosted by the Institute of Accountants of Ghana (ICAG) at collaboration with (ICAN) holding Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana. The Congress, whose theme is economic growth, social responsibility, and Democracy in Africa, will explore issues related to key areas that directly and indirectly affect the role of accountants in economic growth, accountability and accountability. and democracy at through seminars, workshops and exhibitions.
In addition to the conference theme, advanced topics and issues affecting today's dynamic business landscape such as the implications of implementing IFRS, building markets and financial institutions in Africa, education of the accountancy profession on the continent, promotion of growth of SMPs, capacity building of SMPs will be discussed. Expected conference attendees include accountants, business and finance leaders, corporate and financial planners, investors, entrepreneurs, policy and normative decision makers as well as key government officials . The congress will also offer other attractions such as visits to some notable places in the region and commercial exhibitions. ICAN, created by Act of Parliament Number 15 of 1965, is a founding member of the PAFA Institute and a former President of the Institute, Major-General Sebastian Owuama (rtd.), is became the first president of the PAFA. Apart from that, ICAN has a permanent seat on the PAFA Board of Directors and has recently framed the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) to become a member of PAFA.
The Institute is empowered; to set standards of knowledge and skills to reach by those wishing to become members of the accountancy profession. The Institute, which is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), has over 30,000 members and over 120,000 students on its registers and holds examinations twice a year. Its vision is to be a leading global professional body while its mission is to educate world-class chartered accountants, regulate and continually improve their ethical standards and their technical skills in the public interest.