There are at least two often mocked and reviled institutions that come to the fore each time Caribbean societies face the annual challenges of our geography.
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Trini is new head of ICAC
Anthony Pierre, a council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of T&T (ICATT), has been appointed to head the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC). The appointment was made at the June board meeting of the regional accountancy body in Guyana.
Pierre, who succeeds outgoing president Jasmine Davis of the Bahamas, is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants of the UK (FCCA), a member in practice of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of T&T (CA), an associate of the Institute of Certified Financial Consultants of the USA (CFC) and a Certified Internal Control and Risks Analyst (CICRA).
He has served on the ICATT Council since 2002 and chaired several committees over the years, including the 2008 Steering Committee for an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) project for the institutional strengthening of ICATT. He served as vice president from 2007 to 2009 and became president in 2009, serving three successive terms up until 2012. He has chaired the ICATT Investigations Committee and served as vice chairman of the Small and Medium Sized Practitioner (SMP) Committee.
Pierre has been ICATT director on the board of the ICAC since 2009 and served as secretary for two consecutive terms from 2011 to 2013. He has chaired several committees of the regional body and in 2015, he was appointed vice president.
Pierre is executive chairman of Evolved Accounting and Business Solutions Limited, as well as principal and CEO of Anthony P. Pierre & Co. Chartered Accountants, a member firm of Santa Fe Associates International. He has spent over 30 years in auditing, accounting, taxation, risk management, financial advisory, business consultancy and training and has had a varied portfolio of local, regional and international clients drawn from the private and public sectors. He has also worked extensively in the credit union sector.