By Amaka Abayomi
The 47th President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Prof. Francis Ojaide, FCA, has charged Accounting Technicians to display profound ethical standards in their various fields of employment.
Speaking at the 34th induction ceremony of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Ojaide urged the newly inducted Accounting Technicians to strive to perform their duties in accordance with acceptable technical standards.
“As an Accounting Technician, you must strive to perform your duties in accordance with acceptable technical standards irrespective of the sector of the economy in which you are employed. Thus, it is imperative for you to continuously strive to add value to your employees’ legitimate activities and with profound ethical conduct.
“It is important for you to guard your achievements jealously by displaying objective, sound technical knowledge and exemplary character in your work and elsewhere at all times.
“Monies and other resources entrusted in your care must be expended only for the purposes intended and accountably.
“It is only by observing these norms that you will contribute to the sustenance of the leadership role of chartered accountants in corporate governance in private and public sectors of our nation.”
The ICAN President reminded the inducted AAT members that all cases of misconduct will be investigated and appropriate sanctions meted out to defaulters by the AAT Investigating and Disciplinary Committee.
Established by ICAN in 1989, the Accounting Technicians Scheme has the primary aim of producing competent and technical middle level accounting personnel for the Accounting profession and to meet the needs of the Nigerian economy.
The Scheme has a membership of 14,562 AAT certificate holders and a student register of over 92,000 students.