19 March 2009
Third CPD event in Greece
ACCA organised its’ 3rd CPD event with the support from a colleague in ACCA Ireland - Aidan Clifford (FCCA, FCA, DipIFR), he works full time for ACCA in Ireland as Advisory Services Manager, providing advice to accountants on technical auditing, accounting, ethical and investment business issues. He also lectures extensively for ACCA on auditing and accounting to qualified members and students both in Ireland and overseas.
The presentations, were comprised of summary reviews of IFRS’s from IAS 1 to 41 and IFRS 1 to 8 including relevant interpretations; review of proposals for change and US GAAP harmonization; IFRS for Private Entities (previously IFRS for SME) a review of the proposals; lessons from the application of IFRS in Ireland and the UK and Europe; and sources of information: the text of the standards, summaries and resources. Insurance and banking specific accounting standards were covered in very summary detail only. Close to 90 members and students attended the event in the GlobalTraining venue, who kindly hosted the event. Pictures from the event can be viewed here.
19 March 2009, Athens
First Steering Committee meeting
Greece is a very active market for ACCA, so when the ACCA office in Romania was given additional responsibilities for Greece as well, in September 2008, the first natural step was to establish a Steering Committee in order to gather and steer all these positive forces. Fourteen ACCA members have gathered together to form this committee and have volunteered to offer ideas and some of their free time to help develop ACCA in Greece. The first meeting of the Greek Steering Committee was very well attended and took place on 19th of March in Athens.
3rd June 2009, Athens
Fourth CPD event in Greece, Athens “Indirect tax related issue affecting all Member States from 2010”
The 4th ACCA technical event in Greece “Indirect tax related issue affecting all Member States from 2010” took place on Wednesday, 3rd of June 2009, jointly with PwC Academy. The presentations focused on the new VAT package which changes the place of supply rules for services and comes into effect from 1 January 2010.
Our speaker for the day, Mr. Panagiotis Tsouramanis, is a Director of Tax and Legal Services in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Greece office. Panagiotis currently heads the VAT practice in the Athens office.
4th June 2009, Thessaloniki
Fifth CPD event in Greece – Thessaloniki
As Thessaloniki is a very important centre we have decided to organize ACCA events locally to benefit our members and students. Thus the fifth ACCA event to take place in Greece and the first to take place in Thessaloniki, “IFRS Update & ACCA exams” took place on Thursday, 4th of June 2009, jointly with GlobalTraining.
The presentations, focused on providing some insight into recent IFRS updates and on ACCA exam techniques, useful for students that are having their session now.
Mr. Stelios Ntotsias, FCCA and Managing Director of GlobalTraining has kindly agreed to share from his vast experience in both fields.