Accountants tackle Risk Management

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TALKING ACCOUNTING: Participants in the two training sessions facilitated by the Samoa Institute of Accountants.

TALKING ACCOUNTING: Participants in the two training sessions facilitated by the Samoa Institute of Accountants.

The Samoa Institute of Accountants (S.I.A.) kick started last week with its first training for 2017. 

In collaboration with the Samoa In-country Training Programme (S.I.C.T.P), S.I.A. hosted the Risk Management training.

The four-day course was conducted for two groups of 23 participants each for S.I.A. members and interested non-members. 

It focused on building the skills and capacity of staff from the different government Ministries, Corporations and Companies represented, by integrating effective Risk management concepts and practices to implement in the workplace.

The training was delivered by John Vila, a Chartered Accountant by profession from Australia who has conducted previous courses for S.I.A. 

The feedback from participants indicated that the workshop was very helpful and informative for the development and upgrade of their Risk Management Plans and Policies.

Soane Leota, A.C.EO – M..OF, delivered the vote of thanks for Group 1 and Nimei Iosefa-Faiilagi of the Samoa Ports Authority, spoke on behalf of Group 2 ,in thanking their trainer as well as S.I.A and the SICTP for the coordination of this wonderful training.

Susana Laulu, S.I.A President, ,acknowledged with appreciation the funding of this training by the S.I.C.T.P through the Education Sector Plan by the government of Samoa and the Developing Partners (NZMFAT & AusDFAT). 

This is through budget support to the Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education (OCPDCE), of the National University of Samoa (N.U.S).

Soóalo Sydney Faasau, S.I.C.T.P Manager, delivered the keynote address and presented the Certificates of Participation for both groups.

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