Zambia needs new breed of accountants-expert
By SIMON MWANZA ZAMBIA needs a new breed of accountants who should go beyond traditional roles to help the economy attain productivity and growth, says Mulenji Chartered Global Management Accountants (MCGMA) chief executive officer Victor Nyasulu.
Mr Nyasulu said accountancy was a profession that faced pressure dealing with an ever-changing business environment while its intrinsic trust and credibility was being questioned.
“Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity call for a new breed of accountants with skills adding to the competitive advantage of local enterprises and economy,” said Mr Nyasulu.
Speaking on the sidelines of the inaugural Chartered Global Management Accountants-(CGMA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Nyasulu implored the accounting profession to reinvent itself to remain relevant.
“Today, accounting has to be about value and information from data. Historical information is useful, but clients want accountants who understand them and proactively shape paths to success.
“The world is ever changing and there is increasing pressure to provide compelling value add to the number crunching.”