Auditor-general for the Federation Aghughu Adolphus has pledged the readiness of his office to partner with the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) in incorporating performance, environmental and disaster-related auditing into its curriculum.
Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at the third session of ANAN Mandatory Continuing Professional Development, MCPD, programme with the theme, ‘Re-engineering Accounting Profession in the Post COVID Era’, Adolphus noted that the outbreak of pandemic in the global community has made it compulsory for organisations to conduct their businesses differently.
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“To this end, this MCPD provides the much-needed platform for us, as Professional Accountants to take a quantum step by coming up with measures that will help re-tool the profession to prepare it not only to cope with the current realities but to be ready for the future,” Adolphus said.
Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS Muhammad Nami who was represented by the Coordinating Director Compliance Support Group, Dr. Dick Irri said the theme for the 2021 MCPD is apt and timely, adding that the strategic efforts will strengthen FIRS framework to build a data-centric organisation and achieve government revenue target.
The President and Chairman of Council of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN Prof. Benjamin Chuka Osisioma charged members to take MCPD and other programmes of the Association seriously noting that the MCPD is mandatory
“I wish to enjoin you to be more efficient in advanced digital tools to aid your capacities and operations in computations, analysis and interpretation of financial data,” Osisioma said.
The host of this year’s MCPD and Chairman of ANAN FCT, Wahab Shina Omoniyi, said the event is expected to equip members with updated knowledge that has to do with adopting ICT in discharge of their duties.
He said accountants must contribute to the reengineering process of taking the economy out of depression as to reduce the level of human depression currently being experienced.
“At a time when pandemic has affected businesses, where financial transactions are being structured and restructured in order to become sustainable, and where the Finance Act is being scrutinized to make its operations realistic of the current economic situation, we as Accountants, must create alternatives, new narratives, showing through our actions in critical terms what can be done differently. We must ensure we give meaningful contributions to moving from crisis to opportunity,” Omoniyi said.