"Establishment of IFIAR permanent office in Tokyo and Expectations to Auditors" was successful
In relation to the scheduled establishment of a permanent secretariat of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) in Tokyo on April 2017, on February 16, 2017, JICPA, as a member of the Japan Network for the IFIAR, hosted a seminar on the roles of CPAs and audit firms in further enhancing audit quality.
During the seminar, Mr. Kiyotaka Sasaki, Director of the office for IFIAR at Financial Services Agency and the Secretary-General of the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, spoke on the significance of the IFIAR permanent secretariat in Tokyo and its future activities. He also addressed on his expectations to the JICPA and its members in playing a key role in achieving high quality audit. In addition, Mr. Kazutoshi Kogure, Executive Board Member of JICPA - Quality Control, introduced the various initiatives of JICPA aimed at promoting members’ awareness and understanding for the IFIAR.
The seminar was attended by over 150 JICPA members.