Why do economists exist? So accountants have someone to laugh at.
The 9th annual CIIPA gala happened on Saturday, with a record sold out gala.
The Cayman Islands institute of professional accountants recognized thirty individuals with awards, and five young Caymanians became qualified as professional accountants.
A special award was given to the Honorable Linford Pierson for being a pioneer in this industry, as he was the first Caymanian to become a chartered, certified accountant.
“It was a foundation for me even move onto my graduate studies, so I am very happy I was given the opportunity to do my accounting and also for the work I was able to do, not only in the government service but also in the private sector,” said Dr. Linford A Pierson.
“By having these many young Caymanians coming up in the profession, I think it is absolutely fantastic for them and for the Cayman islands,” said CEO of Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, Sheree Ebanks
The group made a name change a few months ago, moving from “CISPA” to (see-pa), changing “Society” to “Institute,” to be more in keeping with similar group names around the world.