AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of the Arab Society of Certified Accountants - ASCA (Jordan), received a delegation of experts in the auditing profession from Algeria. 

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh welcomed the delegation stressing the important role of Algerian accountants in developing the profession of accounting and auditing in the Maghreb countries and in the Arab world as a whole. 

The meeting was held on the sideline of a training course held by ASCA/Jordan on the “International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)” for a host of Algerian accountants. The course introduced the participants to the latest developments, importance and objectives of IPSAS and provided them with the basic skills and knowledge to implement these standards. 

The Head of the Algerian delegation, Dr. Mohammad Al Habib Marhum expressed his thanks and gratitude to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh emphasizing that his guidance and advice motivate them to develop the profession in their country, especially with respect to the standards relevant to public sector accounting> He further pointed out that the course is the beginning of continuous cooperation in holding more courses, conferences, seminars and joint activities that serve the concerned professionals in Algeria. 

Mr. Salim Al Ouri, Executive Director of ASCA, said that holding the course fulfills one of ASCA’s objectives in promoting accounting standards, enhancing  transparency and control on financial statements in public sector, pointing out that ASCA is annually involved in translating the international accounting standards into Arabic to make them available to all professionals at the Arab world level, in addition to the Society’s role in helping the Arab governments adopt and implement accounting standards in public sector. 

It is worth mentioning that ASCA-Jordan continuously seeks to develop accounting and management sciences, as well as all related principles applicable to professional services. ASCA-Jordan also strives to improve competence and practice and strengthen the code of ethics in accordance with the highest professional standards through the issuance of accounting publications and by following up on the recent developments in the accounting and auditing profession.