Past President Richard Uchechukwu Uche, FCA, has described Accountancy as a profession for all seasons as there is ample job opportunities and activities in the profession.
Delivering the key note speech at the 64th Induction Ceremony for new members in Lagos last week, Chief Uche averred that choosing to become a chartered accountant was a step in the right direction as the profession has the capacity to thrive even when the economy takes a downturn.
Chief Uche, who was the Special Guest of Honour, said that accountants should not bother about the gloomy statistics of unemployment and under-employment in Nigeria as “the profession is more resilient to recession than any other profession”.
“Accountants are very likely to experience an increase in demand during economic slow-downs, since large and small businesses alike may require the services of a professional in order to ensure they stay afloat”; at the very worst, companies may require the services of an accountant for insolvency issues, receivership and liquidation. Accountants are truly the first to be hired and the last to be fired”, he explained.