The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has awarded the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) the status of an ACCA Global Approved Employer.
The award was presented to the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris FCNA, at a brief, but very impressive ceremony in his office in Abuja.
The Global Chief Executive of the Association, Helen Brand, OBE, who presented the award, said the award was a formal recognition of the commitment of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to the continuous development of finance and accounting policies and professionals.
She said the association was impressed with OAGF on implementation of accounting policies like the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS); adding that the technical, structural and long lasting impact of these policies will contribute to the effectiveness of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) and the Federal Government.
Speaking after receiving the award, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris FCNA, commended the association for being a good partner in progress in the promotion of treasury activities.
He said over the years, the association had trained some staff of the Office, supported the development of the Federal Treasury Academy at Orozo, Abuja and played key roles during the launch of the Treasury Single Account (TSA), the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and other key reform initiatives that the OAGF has undertaken on behalf of the Federal Government.
Idris said the award was a result of the team work of every staff in the OAGF and promised to support staff to pursue courses organized by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and to become members of the Association.
The ACCA Global Approved Employer Award conferred on the OAGF implies that the ACCA will, among other privileges, waive the mandatory continuous professional development (CPD) requirement for ACCA members working in all OAGF offices nationwide.
In addition, the professional body will offer bulk discounts on globally recognized certifications designed to upscale the expertise of Accountants from across all professional bodies and support the development of finance professionals at the OAGF for both ACCA and Non-ACCA members.