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IFAC President visits Tokyo: Future of the Accounting and Auditing - Key to the Sustainable Growth

April 05, 2017

From March 21 to 23, 2017, Ms. Rachel Grimes, President, Mr. Fayezul Choudhury, CEO, and Mr. Gary Pflugrath, Director, Public Policy and Regulation of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) visited Tokyo for a series of events and outreach activities in Japan.


During their visit, IFAC President and CEO were invited to deliver speeches on the future of accounting and auditing at the events organized by JICPA and Nikkei Inc., and also met with JICPA leadership and representatives from various organizations, including the Financial Services Agency (FSA), Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board (CPAAOB), Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Securities Analysts Association of Japan, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Representative Office in Tokyo to exchange views on IFAC activities and those of the respective organizations.


In particular to their visit to UNDP Representative Office in Tokyo, IFAC leadership shared with Mr. Tetsuo Kondo, Director of the UNDP Representative Office in Tokyo, the accountancy profession’s contribution to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the IFAC’s recent publication, “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – A Snapshot of the accountancy profession’s contribution.” Alongside this publication, the views were shared that the values such as transparency, trust and integrity that accountancy profession embraces will be key elements in achieving the SDGs, and being an essential driver of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies, there is a positive correlation between the size and growth of the profession with the development of economy as well as the UN Human Development Index.


JICPA also shared its capacity building and development activities and its visions for playing key roles in enhancing profession’s contribution to SDGs in Japan and abroad.


Related Links:

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Myanmar Institute of CPAs (MICPA), Japanese Institute of CPAs (JICPA), and Daiwa Myanmar-Japan Foundation (DMJF)

Nexus 1: The Accountancy Profession, Behind the Numbers

Nexus 2: The Accountancy Profession – A Global Value Add








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