The National President of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Mr . Anthony Chukwuemeka Nzom (FCNA), has charged accounting practitioners in Abia State to cue into the institution’s Information Technology in order to meeting the global trend of practice.
Nzzom who is the 9th ANAN President gave the charge in Umuahia during the State Chapter’s triennial Congress in which new officers were elected.
Represented by the National Treasurer of the Association, Prof Benjamin Chuka Osisioma, the ANAN National President observed that being a member of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria and also the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria , the association holds it as a responsibility to conduct periodical training for its members especially on ICT application.
He charged members of the State chapter to make use of the training programme organized by the institute while solicited for support from the members to the new elected State executive, it is your duty to stand by them by contributing your idea towards the building of ANAN in the State.
Recalling the state of the profession way back 1977 when an accountant does not require to be registered in order to practice, “but today the situation is changing, today the accounting profession has now received recognition from government and other affiliate international organization”
Contributing, the State Auditor General who is a member, Mr B.C Mgbaramuko described the association as an institute that has come to strengthen the practice of accounting in the Country.
In Abia we have not actually gone ahead in doing what other States are doing, so far , our problem is to solving the problem of proficiency in the practice of accountancy, and that calls for the training and re-training of practitioners, today, we are in the era of Computer age, we need to queue into this,
He enjoined the new State executive of ANAN to design a programme of training and re-training as an encouragement to the younger practitioners to embrace the profession, “every day thing goes ahead to change, so, we need to queue into this trend.”
In his acceptance speech, the new State Chapter of ANAN, Nwankwo Patrick Kalu commended the National Secretariate of the Association for conducting a credible election for the State chapter while assured that he would be guided by the stipulated guidelines and ethics of the profession.
He p[pointed out thathis main focus would be to go for membership drive as well as linking members into training programmes of the institute.
Other State officers elected include, Vice Chairman, Lady Helen Obi Okonkwo, Secretary, Anyaele Joseph Okorie, Assistant Secretary, Udochukwu Mgbulo, Treasurer, Mrs Nwachukwu Bewnedict, Financial Secretary, Dimgba Celina, Publicity and Social Secretary, Innocent Nwagwu, Ex-Officio 1, Nwadioha Ephraim and Ex-officio 2 , Chief Emma Igwe.
The triennial congress was supervised by the Registrar of the Institute Sunday Ekune who was represented by Mr James Etuk.