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Accounts’ regulator celebrates name change

| 09/06/2016 | 0 Comments
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Sheree Ebanks, CIIPA Chief Executive and Garnet Harrison, Acting Auditor General

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) recently celebrated the official launch of CIIPA with over 70 members, government representatives and members of the financial services industry. CIIPA announced last month that it had changed its name to the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, to more accurately reflect its role as an educator and regulator.

Chief Executive Sheree Ebanks said: “We were delighted to host so many of our members, industry and public sector partners and friends at the CIIPA launch event this week. The changing role CIIPA will play going forwards will be critical to the success, reputation and credibility of Cayman as a global financial services center. Our recent name change is part of a process in ensuring that Cayman Islands’ accountants are equipped to face the current challenges in the marketplace effectively.”

CIIPA Secretary and past President, Mike Mannisto, added: “CIIPA is the largest and oldest association in the Cayman Islands and we have an amazing history over the past 46 years and this adds another historical milestone for CIIPA that we are all very proud of.”

CIIPA is currently running a communications campaign in the local press, on local radio, online and via social media to support the message about its recent name change and to raise awareness about the important role the accountancy profession plays in Cayman’s financial services industry.

The campaign is focused on the career and scholarship opportunities that are available to Caymanians; the importance of the accountancy profession to the growth and success of Cayman’s economy as a whole; and the international reputational credibility for the jurisdiction’s financial services sector.

The launch event was held at the Institute’s flag ship new offices in Gardenia Court, Camana Bay.

For more information on CIIPA and on the career, educational and scholarship opportunities available in the accountancy profession in Cayman visit CIIPA’s website at


Category: Accounting, Finance, Financial Services

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