President Letter

We are all part of the LACPA Family

We have always wished to have a LACPA Council featuring transparency, integrity and honesty, with a President and Council Members who listen to and understand the concerns of the colleagues and endeavor seriously for solving them, whereas each colleague is an integral part of LACPA, which is our one family, one for all and all for one.   

Our vision aims at a Council whose members cooperate for the public interest, a Council that does not discriminate, and that helps everyone to develop in order to reach an equal professional level.

The role of the Certified Accountant is a matter of trust to which we aspired and required from the business community when we started our professional life and established our association. It is a trust vested by the shareholders upon the auditor, while knowing that the auditor will provide them with a reliable opinion for the decision-making process.

We must be worthy of such trust through the work of each and every one of us, endeavoring as one person, in order to develop and promote our association, and benefit from our assets and build on them.

We bring a program for development with two main titles: statute of LACPA and the statute of the members.

It is a program that summarizes an ambitious vision, starting with the protection of the Certified Accountant though endeavors to promulgate legislations which provide professional immunity, in addition to the preservation of the partnership and cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and the other Ministries and public services in order to assert the role of LACPA as per contributing to legislation and efforts to standardize the interpretation of the fiscal laws and rectify the promulgated laws which contradict with the good practice of the profession and the independence of the experts, and endeavor to ensure that LACPA would have its say in the economic seminars and conferences, and within the gathering of the professional unions and orders and establishing effective partnerships which ensure adding new perspective for the LACPA members, and the community as a whole.  

The development role of LACPA shall not be accomplished with opening to the International and Arab bodies. Indeed, the Former Councils have drafted strategies with such bodies, and our Council shall endeavor to follow up and activate our presence and cooperation with them, and asserts such understandings and commitments starting with the IFAC, Peer Review Program, and not ending with the Memorandums of Understanding and cooperation with other bodies for an optimal benefit to build a generation of colleagues which would be a source of pride. 

As per our internal situation, maintaining the dignity and protection of the Certified Public Accountants and providing them with a decent life of retirement features among our priorities, and we will endeavor to establish a long-term plan to provide financing and promoting sources for the incentives of the Retirement Fund and activating the Mutual Fund, in addition to providing new income sources for the colleagues and opening perspectives for providing specialized services to the clients. We will work to gather the members under the LACPA umbrella, through periodic meetings and activating the role of Committees in LACPA and encouraging all activities between colleagues which also helps their get-together.  

As a conclusion, we extend our best wishes to all colleagues, and LACPA will not loosen its grip on the issue of professional misdemeanor in order to protect the profession and thrive for its prosperity and maintaining its dignity.   

Long Live LACPA

Long Live Lebanon
 

Sincerely Yours

President Sarkis Sakr