PM commends PNG accountant body for achievement

Prime Minister James Marape has commended the PNG Certified Professional
Accountants (CPA) for becoming a full member of the International Federation of
Accountants (IFAC).
He said this when opening the 24th Joint Annual Conference of accountants at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby on Thurs, Nov 21.
PM Marape thanked the Certified Professional Accountants (CPA) of Australia, IFAC and
the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for supporting CPA PNG to achieve IFAC full
membership after being an Associate Member for some time.
“Congratulations PNG CPA on your achievement and I urge your members to be the last line of defense in the fight in ensuring public monies and assets are accounted for.
“You deal with numbers and numbers don’t lie. They add up and that’s what it is and you
are very important,” said PM Marape.
He said that accountant’s role is important in a world where there are issues of deceit, fraud
whether it’s corporate or individual.
“I want you to know that as accountants; you sit in a body of transparency to ensure that the organisations you work for are compliant with public funds and what they are mandated to
do,” he said.
PM Marape also said the Government will work with CPA PNG in the areas of auditing and financial investigations.

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