The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) is inviting all to attend their 9th Annual Gala.
The gala was originally launched in 2008 to celebrate the accounting achievements of Caymanians, and this year will be no different. Over 30 young Caymanians have been nominated to receive an honouree award for attaining either a professional accounting designation, or an accounting degree. It has been expanded to also include a celebration of member achievements and this year the institute also will recognise one of the pioneers in the industry.
“A great deal of unimaginable hard work goes into becoming a qualified accountant,” explained Sheree Ebanks, CIIPA CEO. “It takes dedication to finish a degree and then go on to complete the extremely challenging exams that result in professional qualification such as the CPA, ACA, CA or ACCA. The gala is one way in which we welcome new accountants into their future careers. The gala is also offers an opportunity to network with members of the profession as well as key members of the financial services industry and government officials.
This year’s event will place at The Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, 15 October. The evening includes a champagne reception at 6:30PM, with the dinner and awards starting at 7:30PM.
Tickets are $175 per person, or $1750 per table of 10. Those interested in booking tickets online may do so at www.ciipa.ky/awardsgala, or alternatively, contact the CIIPA office at (345)-749-3360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All funds raised at the event go toward the ongoing development of Caymanians in the profession which include training, mentorship and educational opportunities.
The accounting industry has long played an integral role in the development of Cayman. Accountancy professionals volunteer thousands of hours to schools and communities through numeracy and mentorship programmes, while firms give back millions of dollars in supporting world-class scholarship opportunities and internships.
“For more than 45 years, this industry has been serving the Cayman Islands,” said Ms Ebanks. “CIIPA is committed to the Cayman Islands, and we remain committed as we look forward to the future.”