BICA Aims to Attain Strategic Goals

| June 15, 2015

Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) is on its final year to revitalise its efforts to attain its strategic goals for 2013 to 2016.

The BICA president, Mr Frederik Els said this at the institute’s 2015 stakeholders’ cocktail on Tuesday at the Grand Palm Hotel in Gaborone.

The purpose of the cocktail was to provide an opportunity for the BICA council and management to get feedback on what they do well and where they need to improve.

BICA strategy goals of 2013 to 2016, Mr Els said, were built on four key pillars of positioning BICA’s qualifications and brand, increasing the number of BICA members and professional accountants in the country, ensuring BICA attained sustainability and improving the services that it offered.

He appealed to the BICA council and management to do their best in the registration of people who provide professional accounting services to BICA.

The president noted that the registered number of accountants with BICA stood at 1 914 out of which 867 were accounting technicians while the remaining number were fully qualified professional accountants.

Mr Els noted that there was still a dire need for fully qualified accountants in the country.

“Without these skills it is even more difficult for the government to conduct business and have projects handed over on time and on budget as there is a shortage of project accountants,” he said.

Mr Els said other key areas of the economy were also affected by the shortage, adding that BICA had embarked on a plan of ensuring that more locals took up the profession.

The BICA president said the new council for the 201516 period consisted of capable individuals who had made a mark in the accountancy industry.

“I am truly humbled to be given this opportunity to work with them. As a team, we will continue to build on the firm foundation that has been laid by our predecessors to ensure that BICA moves from strength to strength,” he said.


Source : Botswana Daily News

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