The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Treasury Office and Accountant-General, Mr. Olubunmi Idowu, has reiterated the need for Accountants to be conversant with modern trends and technological terms in order to enhance the smooth practice of their profession.
Mr. Idowu stated this, while declaring open a training organised for Accountants in the State’s Civil Service by the Accountants Forum, Ogun State Chapter, with the theme, ‘’Budgetary Management and Procedure, Rules and Ethics in the Accounting Job’’, held at Simeon Adebo Library, Kuto, Abeokuta.
The Accountant-General advised the participants to abide by the ethics of the profession, by displaying honesty and integrity in financial transactions with government agencies and the general public.
“I am happy that this training will afford you the required information and make you better and seasoned Accountants. I implore you to work according to the ethics of the profession, as well as take responsibility of the assets and liabilities in your respective agencies, for the smooth running of governance”, Idowu said.
He pledged government’s commitment to the capacity building of its workforce for quality service, to effectively deliver on the present administration’s policies and programmes.
In his contribution, the Chairman, Capacity Building Committee, Mr. Solomon Adewunmi, explained that the training was organised to keep the Officers abreast of the changing methods, work ethics and accounting skills to enhance better performance.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Accountants Forum, Mr. Kunle Sodeinde, said the training was organised to improve service delivery and productivity, saying the recent challenges in the profession necessitated the training.
According to Mr. Sodeinde, “this training is a great opportunity for members, in enhancing the conceptual and theoretical policies and procedures in the discharge of their duties as professionals, as well as, devise strategies for strengthening the Accounting profession”.
One of the participants, Mr. Akin Odunlami said the training was timely, as government would soon commence Budget preparation.