From Newsday.co.zw
BUSINESS REPORTER
Jul 13 2011

ICAZ

More than 200 members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) are expected to attend this year’s Winter School aimed at cross-pollinating knowledge and sharing thoughts on implementing business fundamentals, which begins today in Victoria Falls.

The Winter School being held under the theme “Restoring Business Fundamentals to Regain Competitiveness” will run until July 17.

In a statement, chairman for the organising committee Themba Mudidi said the theme had been necessitated by the radical changes in the past decade which prompted deviation from normal business practices.

“The theme is focused on business fundamentals that should see business shift back to normalcy. As a country, we went through a depressing phase in the past decade and a number of companies employed guerilla tactics to survive. Now that the economy is slowly picking up, it is a must for organization to revert back to the orthodox ways of business practices,” he said.

The event will proffer active ideas on restoring business fundamentals through the highly experienced local and international speakers who have been drawn from various sectors of the economy.

Mudidi said Winter School will discuss corporate governance, investment, business leadership and business branding among others.

ICAZ chief executive officer Matts Kunaka said: “As the premier professional body of accountants in the country, we are strategic elements towards economic growth thus it is our prerogative to compliment government economic turnaround efforts.

“This is why we are having wide-ranging topics and a panel discussion at the end of the conference. The aim is to come up with sound resolutions which can be taken by the government and business community to enhance our national economic growth efforts,” he said

ICAZ is one of the major accounting bodies in Africa and is a full member of International federation of Accountants and the Eastern, Central and Southern Federation of Accountants.