President's Communication: December- 2018
Assalamu Alaikum and greetings to you all!!
Dear Fellow Members,
Assalamu Alaikum and Greetings to you all,
Dear fellow members, I am going to signoff as president of this great institute as the year ends. New leadership will come in as it does every year. I am sure you will be offering the similar cooperation as you did to me.
Throughout the year the Institute has worked on many folds and we tried to deliver the best of our ability. However, I believe that there are always better ways for doing things.
Throughout the year a good number of reforms & initiatives have been taken. Some we could finish, some are not. Now it is time for new committee to further the momentums of the wheel of development.
Having expressed my last days feeling, let me say we were packed with large no of prgramme and we had hectic days & might to materialise those events.
With color & festivity members elected the new Council 2019-21; the council intern elected Mr. AF Nesaruddin FCA as President and Mr. NKA Mobin FCA, Dr. Md. Salim Uddin FCA and Mr. Md Moniruzzaman FCA as Vice Presidents of the Institute for the year -2019. Congratulations to them! We wish them the success in all folds.
The 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ICAB was held on 22 December 2018 at the ICAB Auditorium, under the chairmanship of myself. At the outset of the meeting, members observed a minute silence and paid tributes to the departed souls of members including Mr. AK Chowdhury FCA. At the last part of the AGM, members had an active participation in the meeting.
I along with Vice Presidents 2018 and President & Vice Presidents elect 2019, Council Members, Past Presidents, Members and their spouses took part in Members’ Night 2018 programme at InterContinental, Dhaka on 22 December 2018. This year the Night was adorned with colorful banners and festoons, colorful lights. Renowned celebrities singers performed. We honoured some of our outgoing Council Members who are retiring. We wished them happy and healthy lives. The members & spouses and their relatives enjoyed the Night. The programme was followed by a sumptuous Dinner.
ICAB organized the 18th ICAB National Award ceremony for Best Presented Annual Report 2017 at a glittering event at a city hotel on 24 December 2018. The Presence of honorable Finance Minister Mr. AMA Muhith as the Chief Guest has made the occasion a unique one amidst the presence of a number of Special Guests namely Mr. Abdur Rouf Talukder, Finance Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, GoB, Mr. Md. Ashadul Islam, Secretary, Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance,
GoB, Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh, GoB and Mr. C. Q. K. Mustaq Ahmed, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as Special Guests. We were very grateful to them all for giving us your precious time in this gala event. We congratulated the award winners who competed among 110 listed and non listed companies’ for their annual reports and became 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I also thanked Mr. Muhammed Farhad Hussain FCA, Chairman, Review Committee for Published Accounts & Reports under whose leadership the programme became a very successful and flawless one. Every turned out to be very perfect. All involved in the BPA deserves more than appreciation.
on behalf of ICAB and IFC Country Manager (Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal), Ms. Wendy Werner, CFA signed a ‘Cooperation Agreement’ relating to Board Leadership and Corporate Governance for Training of Trainers to ICAB members with special emphasis to female members on 19 December 2018. ICAB Council Members and Past Presidents Mr. Muhammed Farhad Hussain FCA, Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA, Secretary Major General Muhammad Imrul Quayes, ndc, psc (Retd.), Project Manager Ms. Lopa Rahman, Ms Sheela Rubina Rahman, Consultant, Corporate Governance Advisory Services, South Asia Region and other IFC officials also witnessed the ceremony.
ICAB hosted a Dinner in honour of SAFA delegates from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka at Hotel InterContinental, Dhaka on 10 December 2018. The delegates from the SAARC Countries attended the SAFA CFO International Conference organised by ICMAB in Bangladesh recently.
Like the other years ICAB awarded 40 meritorious children of ICAB members and employees for their brilliant results in public examinations in 2018 under the auspicious of Members Services and Welfare Committee (MSWC) of the Council-ICAB on 13 December 2018.
We had distinguished Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice Chancellor University of Dhaka as the chief guest and eminent journalist & writer Mr. Anisul Hoque, Associate Editor, Prothom-Alo as the Special Guest in programme. Their presence illuminated the event and enlighten the audience by their thoughtful speeches. I along with MSWC Chairman Mr. Mostafa Kamal FCA, Council Members and Secretary Major General Muhammad Imrul Quayes, ndc, psc (Retd) were also present in the event and had opportunity to speak few inspirational words to the awardees who will be the future leaders of the country.
I congratulated Mr. A.H.M. Ariful Islam FCA and Mr. Md. Amran Hossan FCA who have been elected Chairman and Secretary respectively of Dhaka Regional Committee (DRC) of ICAB. I believe DRC activities will get a new dimension under their leadership in 2019. At the same time I also congratulate CRC-ICAB Mr. Imran Abu Hasan FCA and Mr. Mohammad Shaheed FCA on being elected as the Chairman and the Secretary respectively or the year 2019.
Discussion and cultural programme were organized by Dhaka Regional Committee (DRC)-ICAB in observance of Victory Day of Bangladesh on 16 December 2018 at ICAB Auditorium where I along with Vice President Mr. Mahamud Hosain FCA, Past President & Council Member Mr. M Farhad Hussain FCA, Council Member Mr. Md Shahadat Hossain FCA, Past President Mr. G Kibria FCA, Secretary Maj Gen Muhammad Imrul Quayes (Retd.) were present. DRC observed the Victory Day in a befitting manner.
Meetings of Council and Standing & Non-standing Committees and Sub-committees
The following meetings of the Council, Standing, Non-Standing Committees and Sub-committees of ICAB were held during the month of December 2018:
* 16th Meeting of the Council was held on 1 December 2018 at 5:00 pm.
* 5th Meeting of the Technical & Research Committee (TRC) was held on 4 December 2018 at 5:30 pm.
* 17th Meeting of the Council was held on 9 December 2018 at 10:30 am.
* 6th Meeting of the Board of Studies (BoS) was held on 12 December 2018 at 6:00 pm.
* 12th Meeting of the Investigation and Disciplinary Committee (IDC) was held on 12 December 2018 at 5:30 pm.
* 6th Meeting of the Technical and Research Committee (TRC) was held on 17 December 2018 at 5:30 pm.
* 6th Meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) was held on 18 December 2018 at 5:00 pm.
* 18th Meeting of the Council was held on 22 December 2018 at 2:30 pm.
* 7th Meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) was held on 27 December 2018 at 4:30 pm.
19th Meeting of the Council was held on 31 December 2018 at 5:00 pm.
7th Meeting of the Articled Students Committee (ASC) was held on 31 December 2018 at 6:00 pm.
* 4th Meeting of the Review Committee for Published Accounts &Reports (RCPAR) was held on 2 December 2018 at 6:30 pm.
* 4th Meeting of the Committee for Amendment of CA Order & Bye-Laws was held on 5 December 2018 at 5:30 pm.
* 4th Meeting of the Audit Committee was held on 8 December 2018 at 5:30 pm.
* 2nd Meeting of the Committee for Small and Medium Practitioners (SMP) was held on 12 December 2018 at 5:30 pm.
* 5th Meeting of the Review Committee for Published Accounts & Reports (RCPAR) was held on 17 December 2018 at 6:00 pm.
* 4th Meeting of the Editorial Board (EB) was held on 19 December 2018 at 5:30 pm.
Standing and Non-standing Sub-committees:
* Members Services & Welfare Committee (MSWC) Sub-committee was held on 4 December 2018 at 6:00 pm.
* 4th Meeting of the Articled Students Committee (ASC) 10-Members Sub-committee was held on 5 December 2018 at 5:30 pm.
No more today. Wish you all peace, happiness and prosperity for everyone.
Dewan Nurul Islam FCA