The 58th President of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Mallam Tijjani Musa Isa has announced the introduction of two new certification programmes- ‘International and Digital Economy’ and ‘Public Finance Management’ as parts of the effort being made to adapting to the rapidly changing development in the accountancy profession.
The president made this known recently during a virtual joint faculties induction ceremonies of the institute.
Mallam Tijjani explained that the seven faculties have contributed remarkably towards the development of the profession and the economy at large since the inception and their members are constantly in demand because they offer quality services in their respective chosen fields.
“It is worth repeating that with this certification, you are now recognized professionals in your specialized areas which is setting you apart from the non-specialists,” he said.
According to him, “The Institute recognizes the rapidly changing developments in the profession and in a quest to update the skills and competencies of members, we have introduced two new certification programmes namely “International and Digital Economy” and “Public Finance Management” to the existing certification programmes.
“We also recently reviewed the curriculum of Consultancy and Information Technology to keep it up to date.
“I am equally pleased to inform you that the Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Police Academy to commence forensic accounting training for their cadets, mid-level managers and executives effective from April 2023.
“This will further support the effective discharge of the officers’ public duties and responsibilities. It will also deepen ICAN’s role in national development, especially in financial fraud detection and prosecution.”
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