ICAC President and Director for The Bahamas, Jasmine Davis (3rd from left) with David Simpson, ICAC Treasurer and Director for Barbados (left), Khalil Alli, ICAC Secretary and Director for Guyana (2nd from left) and Anthony Pierre, ICAC Vice President and Director for Trinidad & Tobago (right).
Jasmine Davis, Bahamian Chartered Accountant and Vice President of Patient Finance at Doctors Hospital (Bahamas), was re-elected President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean, the internationally recognized body representing the accountancy profession in the Caribbean region.
A Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ms. Davis was re-elected President for the period 2016-2017 at a Special Meeting of the ICAC Board of Directors held on June 23, 2016 at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize. Anthony Pierre, principal of the firm, Anthony P. Pierre & Co. Chartered Accountants and Director for Trinidad and Tobago on the ICAC Board, was also re-elected Vice President for 2016-2017. David Simpson, Managing Director of Prestige Accounting and Director for Barbados on the ICAC Board will continue to serve as Treasurer; and Khalil Alli, Partner in the accounting firm, Jack A. Alli, Sons & Co. and Director for Guyana on the ICAC Board, was also re-appointed as Secretary.
Other Directors who will serve on the ICAC Board for 2016-2017 are:
- Reynaldo Magana, Director for Belize and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Belize (ICA-Belize);
- Andrea St. Rose, Director for the Eastern Caribbean and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean (ICAEC); and
- Dennis Chung, Director for Jamaica and Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ).
The Special Meeting of the ICAC Board of Directors preceded the ICAC’s 34th Annual Caribbean Conference of Accountants which was held over the period June 23-25, 2016 in Belize City, Belize. The Annual Conference themed, “Call of the Champions: Breaking Boundaries in the Market Place,” provided a knowledge sharing forum for finance The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean professionals and business leaders from the Caribbean, the UK, USA and Canada to examine critical issues and challenges impacting the regional and global accountancy profession and to identify strategies to address these challenges.
The ICAC was established on October 28, 1988, bringing together accountants within the English-speaking Caribbean. Its membership comprises national accountancy organizations in The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Eastern Caribbean, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, with membership totalling some 3,700 professionals. Suriname is an associate member of the ICAC grouping.
An “Acknowledged Accountancy Grouping” of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the ICAC has been advancing the interest of professionals in the finance and accounting sectors within the Caribbean through the promotion of internationally acceptable standards and best practices, thought leadership, research and continuing professional development.