Friday, February 12, 2016
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PICPA 70th Annual National Convention

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President's Message

The Government Association of Certified Public Accountants (GACPA) conveys its sincerest congratulations to the leaders of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants for organizing this year’s annual Accountancy Week Celebration in coordination with the Board of Accountancy and the Professional Regulation Commission.

GACPA is one with you in this year’s theme “Sharing Success Beyond Borders”. In this modern era, knowledge-sharing should not be limited only within our shores, but rather span international borders.  Global competition challenges us to raise the standards of professional competence in exercising our profession through capacity development programs, organizational reforms and shared responsibility. This is our way of contributing to national development, and build networks with our counterparts in Asia and even around the world. The Philippine public sector Supreme Audit Institution, for one, exemplified international networking as the project leader in the ASEAN region in the adoption and implementation of the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions or what is known in short as the ISSAI.

I am glad to hear lately that our accountancy profession’s Performance Governance System, likewise, reached significant milestones, the Institutionalization stage of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia.

As we rejoice in celebrating this year’s Accountancy Week, let’s all put to mind and heart the Accountancy Profession’s Statement of Commitment: “To unite and commit ourselves to adopt and implement the Code of Good Governance for the Profession in the Philippines and pursue the Performance Governance System (PGS) for the Accountancy Profession as embodied in our VISION, MISSION and GOALS as expressed in the 2015 Roadmap of the Accountancy Profession.”

My wishes for a fruitful and successful Accountancy Week Celebration.

Cheers to all certified public accountants.


GACPA National President