An induction course has been held for 248 new members of the Institute of Chartered Accountant, Ghana.
The two-day programme is designed to initiate the members into the accountancy profession, having passed the institute’s professional examinations.
The members were taken through the principles of good ethical behaviors, stress management and how to invest in professional excellence as well as an exposure on sections of the Chartered Accountant Act170.
Speaking at the opening ceremony in Accra, the president of the institute, Professor Kwame Bosiako Omane-Antwi, expressed concern held by a section of the public against accountants of the institute.
He said members of the institute had been professionally trained not to engage in any form of malfeasance, for which reason a committee had been established to ensure that its members strictly adhered to code of ethics.
“Members of ICAG are regulated by five fundamental principles of IFAC code of Ethics including integrity, objectivity, professional competence and behavior as well as confidentiality”. Therefore any member who engages in financial malfeasance is disciplined by the professional standard and Ethics Committee of Council”, he said.