September 19, 2023 | General News


In a significant stride towards advancing the field of accountancy and fostering regional cooperation, President Erwin Vincent G. Alcala of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies (SPSPS) has been appointed as a distinguished member of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA) Working Committee 3 on Professional Accounting Organization Capacity Building. This esteemed appointment places President Alcala at the forefront of an initiative dedicated to fortifying the professional accounting landscape in the ASEAN region.

A Driving Force for Professional Accounting Development

The mandate of AFA Working Committee 3 encompasses several vital functions and responsibilities aimed at nurturing the growth and excellence of professional accounting organizations (PAOs) throughout the ASEAN nations. Here’s a closer look at the pivotal roles undertaken by the committee:

  1. Capacity Building Workshops: The committee spearheads capacity-building workshops held across ASEAN countries, providing invaluable opportunities for PAOs to enhance their skills and knowledge. These workshops serve as crucial platforms for professionals to stay abreast of emerging trends, standards, and best practices in the field of accounting.
  1. Collaboration with Other Organizations: Recognizing the importance of synergy, the committee actively collaborates with influential bodies such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). These partnerships facilitate the sharing of expertise and resources to bolster the development of PAOs within the ASEAN region, fostering a harmonious and progressive accounting ecosystem.
  1. Research and Development: To drive innovation and sustainability, the committee conducts dedicated research and development activities. These efforts are geared towards identifying and cultivating best practices and strategies that will enhance the capacity and effectiveness of PAOs across the region, ensuring their long-term viability.
  1. Advocacy: President Alcala and the committee members are staunch advocates for the development of PAOs within the ASEAN region. They tirelessly promote the significance of the accountancy profession in catalyzing economic growth and development. By championing this cause, they aim to underscore the pivotal role of accountants in shaping the financial landscape of ASEAN countries.

A Vision for Regional Advancement

President Erwin Vincent G. Alcala’s appointment to the AFA Working Committee 3 on Professional Accounting Organization Capacity Building signifies a profound commitment to the development and growth of the accounting profession within the ASEAN region. Through collaborative efforts, capacity-building initiatives, and advocacy, the committee seeks to empower PAOs to reach new heights of excellence. This initiative not only fortifies the foundation of the accountancy profession but also aligns with the broader goals of economic growth and sustainable development within ASEAN nations. As President Alcala steps into this pivotal role, the future of professional accounting in the region shines ever brighter.

In light of this remarkable achievement, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Erwin Vincent G. Alcala for his exceptional dedication and leadership in this important endeavor. His appointment to the AFA Working Committee 3 on Professional Accounting Organization Capacity Building is a testament to his expertise and unwavering commitment to the field of accounting.

Dr. Alcala’s achievements not only reflect his personal dedication but also bring immense honor to Saint Paul School of Professional Studies. Such role exemplifies our institution’s commitment to excellence and its role in shaping professionals who make significant contributions to their respective fields and the broader community.

We are immensely proud of his accomplishments and the positive impact he continues to make on the world of accounting and finance. Congratulations, Dr. Alcala, for this outstanding feat, and for bringing honor to Saint Paul School of Professional Studies.

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