ISIA members in their new office. Photo credit: ISIA.

ISIA members in their new office. Photo credit: ISIA.

The Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants, ISIA, say it wants to expand professional development activities for its members, including through accreditation in partnership with Australia’s Certified Practicing Accountant, CPA Australia.

In a statement, President Smiley Giobauta said information nights have proved popular with the accounting community and the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Aylton Jamieson will address members Thursday next week in Honiara.

The President also announced ISIA will be granted honorary membership of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He said the Chamber of Commerce and Industry will help the Institute to better inform employers of their obligation to register their accountants under the Accountants Act 2010.

Meanwhile, the Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants has relocated office to the Heritage Park Commercial Building.

The move was possible via support from Deloitte Solomon Islands which provided a workspace, furniture and access to office equipment for ISIA’s Secretariat.

In a statement, ISIA President Smiley Giobauta expressed his appreciation to Ben Havenga, Manager of Deloitte Solomon Islands for his support and assistance in making the move.

Mr Giobauta said that the move was an important step forward in the development of ISIA as the nation’s authority for the regulation of the accounting profession.

He said ISIA has grown from a group of volunteer accountants to an institute which now has a self-funded secretariat and the legal power to establish and enforce accounting and auditing standards for Solomon Islands.

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