ANAN President canvasses digital adoption and expertise at MCPD programme
The President of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Rev. Canon Prof. Benjamin Chuka Osisioma has admonished professional accountants to consistently improve commitment to new digital technologies in tackling the menace of fraud and ensuring financial discipline.
He disclosed this on Tuesday 6th December, 2022 at the opening ceremony of ANAN 8th Session of 2022 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) programme in Ikeja, Lagos themed, “Contemporary Auditing Governance, Forensics and Ethical Conduct”.
The President asserted that acquiring new professional knowledge and digital skills is vital to addressing weaknesses in corporate governance, flawed internal controls and detection of fraudulent financial statements.
Speaking on the MCPD theme, he asserted that in a fast-growing digital landscape and highly connected world, accountants’ capacity to deploy new and emerging digital technologies in forensic auditing is important in utilizing digital evidence in similarity to paper-based evidence for evidence-gathering processes from identification, collection, storing, analysis to authentication.
The Permanent Secretary, Internal Audit, Office of the Governor, Mrs. Kikelomo Dawodu in her address enjoined professional accountants to continually acquaint themselves with the requisite expertise in investigating financial reports and uncovering acts of financial misconduct.