IPA Group and the Fiji Institute of Accountants partner for mutual recognition

9 February 2022

The IPA Group and the Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) have signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) to promote the interests of its members and the accounting profession globally.

“This MRA seeks to form a strong bond between the two organisations through reciprocal recognition, membership and education pathways, providing opportunities for members in the region, and more broadly through the IPA Group globally,” IPA chief executive officer, Andrew Conway, says.

The FIA was established in 1972 and is the only professional accounting organisation in Fiji with close to 1000 members. The MRA will enable the institutes to promote the transfer of skills and knowledge, along with general support around professional development, migration and ethics.

“The FIA is delighted to enter into this more formalised relationship with the IPA Group. It is clear that the FIA and IPA are well aligned to ensure that our members continue to grow and develop,” says FIA President Pravinesh Singh.

“As we emerge and continue to deal with the impact of the global pandemic, the support between professional accounting organisations has never been more important,” Mr Singh says. The agreement is part of IPA’s broader effort to increase the visibility and support for the accounting profession in the South Pacific.