The institute has inducted 1,747 newly qualified members into its Associate cadre, thus bringing the membership of ICAN in the to 50,244.
At the 64th Induction ceremony for new members held in Lagos last week ICAN President, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuadigbo FCA, advised the new inductees to unveil their proficiency through invaluable contributions to their various organizations or private businesses, and their unquestionable compliance to high ethical conduct.
“You must be above board as professionals. The Code of Ethics of the profession must be your guiding principles if you would stand out as accountants”, Mazi emphasized to the inductees.
He implored them to remain focused, and continue to apply the same dedication that enabled them to scale through the high standards of the ICAN examinations in order to find relevance in the profession, pointing out that they would be appraised by their ability to bring to the fore the technical skills acquired in the process of writing their professional examinations.
”You should therefore enhance your capacity to translate these skills to measurable deliverables; we expect you to imbibe the culture of Accuracy and Integrity. This would distinguish you as professionals, in addition to your practical proficiency”, the president said.
Okwuadigbo also enjoined the new chartered accountants to embrace the concept of entrepreneurship either by owning businesses of their own or by maintaining an entrepreneurial mindset even in paid employment.
He implored them to take advantage of ICAN’s Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) to update their skills regularly and also take steps to specialize by joining at least one of the of the institute’s seven faculties in order to continue to deliver more values to clients.
“The only limit would be the one you allow or impose on yourself”, he stressed.