Port of Spain March 21, 2017 – Stacy- Ann Golding has been appointed as the new President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT). Ms Golding is an Audit Partner with lead accountancy firm, KPMG in Trinidad and Tobago and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA). She was elected President at the first Council meeting following the ICATT Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain on Thursday, March 16th, 2017.
Ms. Golding has served on the ICATT Council since March 2014. Prior to her current appointment, she was First Vice President (2016-2017) and Second Vice President for the 2015 -2016 term. She has also held the position of Chair of the Auditing and Accounting Standards (A&AS) Committee for the past three terms.
In her over twenty-five years’ professional experience in audits of both public and private sector clients, Ms. Golding has worked throughout the Caribbean region. She has served as lead audit partner of several regional clients and as an engagement quality review partner for many clients of KPMG. She is also the partner responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility and Risk Management.
Ms. Golding congratulated outgoing President, Pria Narinesingh, on a successful three-year period at the helm of ICATT which culminated in the revision of the Institute’s Rules & Regulations after 46 years in existence. Addressing members immediately after her presidency was announced she said, “I am especially looking forward to working with the Council, the Secretariat and the membership to continue the growth of the profession and working to implement the new rules which come into effect Jan 1, 2018.”
At the first Council meeting which followed the AGM, five newly elected council members joined the now 13 member council. Denise Chinpire-O’Reilly, a Chartered Accountant and Managing Director of KS Chinpire Contracting Services was elected First Vice President for 2017-2018 and Dwayne Rodriguez- Seijas, an Assurance Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, was elected Second Vice President. Also re-elected to Council was Derek Mohammed, Lead Audit Partner at Deloitte, and a former ICATT President.
Elected to the Council for the first time were Dianne A. Mano, a Certified Chartered Accountant, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Attorney- at Law and Principal of D. Mano & Co. and Dinesh Bhola, a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is also the Principal of D.S. Bhola & Co. and the Managing Director of DSB Financial Solutions Ltd.
Other members who were not up for re-election and who have been retained as members of Council are: Anthony Pierre, Financial Consultant, Ryan Nunes - Managing Director of Nunes Financial Ltd, Krishna Boodhai - Managing Director of Hanover Construction Company, Leslie Nelson – CEO of Trinidad Building and Loan Association, Nicole Joseph – Director of Tax Services at KPMG and Kerri Maharaj – Group Chief Financial Officer at Guardian Holdings Ltd.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT) was established in 1970 by an Act of Parliament. Its principal activities are the regulation of the ethics, discipline, professional conduct and standards of its members and students and the promotion of the knowledge, skill and proficiency of its members and students.
ISSUED BY THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. 21.3.2017
Tara Koon How