The Accounting Student’s Association (ASA), of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), held the 9th edition of its annual week celebration from Monday, 5th July to Friday, 9th July 2021. The week's celebration was themed “The Professional Evolution of Accounting: 21st Century Skill Sets Required of an Accountant in The Face of a Global Pandemic.”
The week’s celebration commenced with ‘‘Time with Lecturers’’. This was aimed at establishing an unflinching bond between the students and the lecturers, and also to enable the students to gain help and guidance such as recommendations from lecturers when the need be.
As part of the activities, a forum was held as ‘‘ASA DAY’’ to expose the students to the trends and transformation of accountancy and the business world as a whole through some resource persons. The session was steered by Mrs. Ivy Apea Owusu, Chief Executive Officer of Cirrus Oil Services Ltd, and Mr. Hayfron Aboagye, a senior partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). Mr. Hayfron Aboagye enunciated that technological skills are key to the accountant’s relevance in this era and that the accountant should also improve their spoken and written English. Mrs. Ivy Apea Owusu, on the other hand, added that accountants must not only focus on their technical skills but must also acquire tangible or soft skills such as agility, open-mindedness, trust, and good working habits amongst others to improve their efficiency.
Also, a quiz competition was held between the Accounting Student’s Association (ASA) of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Department of Accounting Students’ Association (DASA) of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Association of Students in Commerce and Accountancy (ASCA) of the Pentecost University, and the Business Administration Students Association (BASA) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). In line with ASA’s aims, the quiz serves as a course of action to educate the students on taxation in Ghana and to foster a good relationship amongst members of the participating institution.
The week celebration was climaxed with an outreach to the Kotobabi No.2 Basic School and the Ngleshie Amanfrom Senior High School respectively. In connection with the association’s objectives, it is an avenue to create a social impact by inspiring the younger ones to pursue their dreams, regardless of their background and challenges. The delegation also donated some items to the schools to meet some of their basic needs.
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