Skip to main content

Supporting SMPs, SMEs and Developing Nations

Graham Ward, CBE | IFAC President (November 2004 to November 2006)
Jul 13, 2006 | Dakar, Senegal | English

I am delighted to be here and to have the privilege to speak to you today and I am heartened by the warm welcome that Ann, my wife, and I have received. There is no question that the accountancy profession has a unique, critical and practical role to play in building stronger and more stable economies around the globe. In order to carry out this role fully, however, we need to continue to enhance confidence in our profession and to build public trust. Investor confidence and public trust empowers our profession. Without it, the credibility of the information we produce, indeed the future of our profession itself, is put at risk. Wherever we work we cannot afford to take this risk.