The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Helen Brand, on Friday said Nigeria had the capacity to sustain its economic growth if properly managed.
Brand said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) when she visited an audit firm in Lagos.
She said that the nation achieved the growth because of the huge natural resources, vibrant and educated population, which made it the envy of other countries.
The CEO stressed the need for financial capacity development among professionals, adding that ACCA had developed a new strategy for year 2020 to increase the association's size and present status.
She said that the strategies also involved a new framework for sustainability of international integrated reporting.
Brand said that a group called International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) was in charge to ensure the sustainability, adding that ACCA intended to replicate it in Nigeria.
The CEO said that the association would not condone any unethical conduct from its members which was against the body's core values.
She said ACCA operated on three principles of ethics, experience and examination, saying that the principles were used to regulate its members globally.
Brand said that the three principles distinguished ACCA members from other accounting bodies.
She said the association had 19 examination centres as against five in 2005, adding that the centres were increasing on daily basis as a result of student demand.