THE Institute of Solomon Islands [ISIA] has relocated its office into the Heritage Park Commercial Building.
The move has been made possible through the support of Deloitte Solomon Islands, which has provided a workspace, furniture and access to office equipment for ISIA’s Secretariat headed up by Rosilyn Hiku, Administration and Finance Officer.
ISIA President Smiley Giobauta expressed his appreciation to Ben Havenga, Manager of Deloitte Solomon Islands, for his support and assistance in making the move.
Mr Giobauta said that the move was an important step forward in the development of ISIA as the nation’s authority for the regulation of the accounting profession.
“ISIA has grown from a group of volunteer accountants to an institute which now has a self-funded secretariat and the legal power to establish and enforce accounting and auditing standards for the Solomon Islands,” Mr Giobauta said.
He said that ISIA’s main focus in 2014 is to continue to expand its professional development activities for its members through information nights, technical seminars and Certified Practising Accountant [CPA] accreditation in partnership with CPA Australia.
Mr Giobauta said that its information nights have proved popular with the accounting community and ISIA has lined up the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Aylton Jamieson, to address its members on 26 June at IBS Dynasty Restaurant.
“I am also pleased to be able to announce that ISIA will be granted honorary membership of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which will help ISIA to better inform employers of their obligation to register their accountants under the Accountants Act 2010,” Mr Giobauta said.
Mr Giobauta thanked ISIA Council Member Rose Isukana for supporting the secretariat operations during the initial period of its establishment.