(DS) The Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa highlights effective principles during opening of the International Accountancy Forum, held at Taumesina Island Resort last week.
The forum “navigating for change” looks to explore means of how to ensure the accountancy profession is an essential part of the development communities.
The deputy Prime Minister pointed out the important role played by accountants in its effort in maintaining relationships with all stakeholder.
“In Samoa, the Government continues to advocate for accountability and transparency. Similarly, the accountancy profession acting in the best interest of the public also advocates for good governance and accountability through financial reporting.”
“Governments, businesses, communities, people need professionals who are competent, innovative, and visionary and change makers. But without ethics and trust, these will not be achieved,” says the Deputy Prime Minister.
“The discussions of today reaffirms the commitment of the accountancy profession to its stakeholders and the economic stability of the people they serve. The commitment takes us back to the fundamental principles of ethics and trust. The profession that embraces the challenges and changes required to enhance accountability and transparency through continuous professional development, digital innovation, good governance and future aspirations of people, business, community and country.”
“This forum explores the fundamental principles of the accountancy profession and how they remain an integral part of the work that professional accountants are expected to do.”
Ms. Fiame Naomi Mataafa expressed the opportunity presented through the forum, and urged participants to make good use.
“You have on your program knowledgeable and influential speakers from Asia Pacific region who will share with you their insights and experience about the topics.”
“I urge you to make good use of this professional development opportunity to make positive contribution to your organisation and support Samoa’s efforts for sustainable economic and social development. I wish you all a successful meeting”, Ms Mataafa further expressed.
Mataafa also commended the Samoa Institute of Accountants (SIA) and Confederation of Asia Pacific Accountants for the initiative taking place in Samoa.