Focussing on Best Practice - 2005 Annual Winter School
Troutbeck Inn - Nyanga
Following the recommendations made at the Annual General meeting last year, the executive committee and the office worked tirelessly to organise the function.
The Winter School was held at the meticulous Troutbeck Inn in Nyanga from 29 through to 31 July 2005. A total of 70 members attended the conference.
Since Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is now a requirement for membership, events such as the Winter School will help members keep their skills and knowledge up to date and supports their career progression.
Members from all sectors of the economy and from across the whole country were represented e.g corporate sector, public sector and public practise. For the first time, we managed to bring together members from all sectors, regions and levels of seniority. The Winter School was an excellent platform for networking.
The presenters covered technical issues including recent changes to IAS as part of the IASB's Improvement Project and Taxation. Business issues included an economic review and benchmarking to best practise. Issues to do with corruption and its effects on the economy were also covered.
The soft skills agenda covered inspiration and innovation as well as personal effectiveness.
The Executive chairman in his opening speech remarked that it is more important than ever before that the new generation of accountants has a thorough understanding in all aspects of auditing, financial reporting, company and commercial law, taxation, strategy, management and IT.