Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in government are again meeting in the Government Association of CPAs (GACPA) Annual National Convention in Legaspi City, Albay on April 27-30, 2016. Looking back thirty eight years after, we could see the significant achievements of this organization in the field of accounting and auditing. This is so because of the dedication and forbearance of all its officers and members.
It is well noted that for all the years, government accountants are solidly behind and supportive of all the objectives of GACPA. This includes compliance by government CPAs with professional standards, rules and code of professional conduct which are aligned with global standards. To become globally competitive, it means for us accountants to level up to world class.
The international norms demand that our accountants possess a high degree of integrity, competence, and excellence, and demonstrate strong ethical values, ultimately making us at par with other CPAs around the world. In performing accountancy work, Filipino CPAs have always maintained a culture of quality. I am happy to announce that in a very short while, the Philippine Accountancy profession will attain the Institutionalization Stage of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, a once-in-lifetime achievement and such a great honor for all Filipino CPAs.
On the occasion of the 38th ANC, let me ask everyone to link arms and continuously sustain what we have earnestly labored for. My sincerest wishes for a successful and fruitful 4-day Convention-Seminar.
May God bless GACPA and all its endeavors.
CONGRATULATIONS AT MABUHAY ANG PILIPINO CPAs!
WILFREDO A. AGITO
GACPA National President 2015-2016