Speeches & Presentations
by Ian Ball , IFAC Chief Executive Officer
Oct 25, 2011
at CIMA World Conference 2011
Cape Town, South Africa
Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Organizational Success
Good morning everyone. I am truly delighted to be in Cape Town. Before I begin, let me first express my appreciation to CIMA for inviting me to speak here today.
I will be speaking to you this morning about the role of the professional accountant, specifically the professional accountant in business (PAIB) in the context of sustainable organizational success. Worldwide, more than one million professional accountants work in commerce, industry, financial services, education, and the public and private sectors, many in leadership and managerial roles. These professional accountants in business, or management accountants, are in a key position to affect the long-term sustainable value of their organizations.