The Expanding Role of Accounting Technicians

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    by Ian Ball, Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Accountants

    Jun 24, 2009
    Dublin, Ireland



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    The Expanding Role of Accounting Technicians

    Good morning. I'm delighted to be here this morning, as Accounting Technicians Ireland unveils its new identity program-to show IFAC's support for the work you are doing and to recognize the increasingly important role of accounting technicians in business and the public sector.

    I would like to congratulate ATI collectively, but especially Mr. Aidan Collins, your new president, and Ms. Gay Sheehan, your chief executive, as you take this major step forward in increasing the organization's visibility.

    As you know, IFAC, the International Federation of Accountants, is the global organization for the accountancy profession. Our mission is to serve the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong and stable economies worldwide.

    Consistent with that mission, we recognize the important role that accounting technicians play in providing a wide range of taxation and accountancy services to organizations of all sizes and types, and in contributing to business growth and development. We are proud to call Accounting Technicians Ireland one of our own, your organization having joined IFAC in 1991 and having been a strong supporter of our work since that time.


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