A revised syllabus for the professional qualifying examinations of the
The revised syllabus, the implementation of which will begin in
According to the plan that will guide the implementation of the syllabus, while ICAG will grant exemptions to graduates from the academia, professional level accountants will not be exempted from any of the courses, while Part 4 candidates will have two more attempts within one year of implementation to qualify or write Part three examinations.
The development of the revised syllabus was a
The ACT that established ICAG in 1963 mandated it to conduct qualifying examinations as part of the process of producing accountants and admitting those with the requisite experience into membership.
In executing this mandate, ICAG went under the tutelage and mentorship of
It is that initial syllabus developed by the Institute that has been revised and launched.
Speaking at the ceremony, the president of ICAG, Prof.
Prof. Omane-Antwi said the aim of every professional examination syllabus was to ensure that candidates had enough advance professional accountancy knowledge to enable them function as competent professional accountants in an increasing complex and changing environment.
The revision of the syllabus, he said, was, therefore, necessitated by the desire to keep pace with other internationally-recognised professional accountancy bodies.
Prof. Omane-Antwi said in developing the new syllabus, inputs were sought from stakeholders in the accountancy profession, including the universities, regulatory bodies, the
The others, he said, were the
In an address, Mr
Mrs Peasah said that assumption was untenable in a competitive world which required a more affirmative approach.
She commended the
The revised syllabus, she said, had complied with the prescriptions of IFAC's SMO 2 International Standards for Professional Accountants and other IAESB Guidance.
Furthermore, Mrs Peasah said, the revised syllabus had also been benchmarked with the syllabuses of other reputable professional accountancy bodies and an added value of national uniqueness which linked accountancy education in the academia and professional accountancy practice.
She urged the Deans of Business Schools to seek collaboration with ICAG, especially in the area of syllabus structure and content, to facilitate the professional qualification of graduates from the universities and polytechnics.
Mrs Peasah expressed the hope that the revised syllabus would help produce competent and knowledgeable accountants for
Welcoming the audience to the launch, the Chief Executive Officer of ICAG, Mr
Source: ISD (G.
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