The Future of the Accountancy Profession

Graham Ward, CBE | IFAC President (November 2004 to November 2006)

Oct 25, 2006 | Vienna, Austria | English

Ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here with you today for the SC International annual conference and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of SC International, one of the top 25 global accounting associations. Congratulations on reaching this important milestone. I would like to thank Mr. Donal Watkin, your Executive Director, for the invitation to be here with you today.

The firms you represent are a critical constituency of our international profession and I foresee that you will play an even greater role in the years to come in serving clients around the globe. We know that growing economies in Asia, where you have a strong presence, as well as in other parts of the world are in increasing need of services from professional accountants, as our role, indeed your role, is vital to assisting them in achieving economic growth.


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