An alumnus of the University of Ghana, Richard Nyame, has become the top graduate candidate at the graduation ceremony of the 39th Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ghana (ICAG).
Richard was also honored as Top Candidate in Advanced Taxation as well as Top First Candidate in the Level 3 CA Professional Exam.
Prior to joining the institute, Richard graduated with First Class Honors in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He is currently working with First Atlantic Bank Limited as a Credit Portfolio Officer.
Richard is passionate about Trade Finance, Taxation, Financial Management and Risk Management.
In an interview with Joy Business, Richard said he aspires to continuously contribute to the growth and transformation of his organization by demonstrating the highest level of professionalism, while adhering to the guiding principles and principles of the Institute. Ghana Chartered Accountants.
Regarding ethical practices within the accountancy profession, Richard Nyame said sanctions against professionals engaged in unethical accountancy practices should go beyond the simple withdrawal of licenses to imprisonment.
“If prosecution can follow, it should be done and that will go a long way to deterring a lot of people,” he said.
Richard added: “If you take my license away I can always find other ways to do what I have to do but once you’re prosecuted you’re behind bars and you don’t even have that freedom to operate.
Meanwhile, his twin brother, Richmond Nyame, was also recognized as the top Tier 2 candidate in public sector accounting and finance.
He also graduated from the University of Ghana with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.
Richmond Nyame is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ghana and is currently an Accountant with K-Archy and Company, a legal and management consultancy firm.
For the Level 3 CA professional exam, apart from Richard Nyame, who emerged as the overall best candidate, Diana Fosuaa was recognized as the top candidate.
Tracey De-Souza was best in Strategic Case Study, while Mubarik Yahaya was best in Advanced Audit and Assurance. Also, Wilson Komla Brew was first in corporate reporting.
Emmanuel K. Agbevivi was recognized as the top overall contender with no woman emerging from the top overall female entry.
Richmond Adu Addo – Financial Reports
Samule Afun Sasu – Management accounting
Mariam Wiseheart Davis – Auditing and Certification
Samuel Afun Sasu – Financial Management
Perpetual Amoah Arhinful – Principles of Taxation
William Okoe was the best in business management and information system as well as the best overall candidate for this level, while Juliana Mensah was recognized as the best overall candidate.
Jonathan Sowah – Financial Accounting
Stanley Amegbor – Business and corporate law
Agyin NK Nyarko – Introduction to Management Accounting
The ceremony was the second for 2022, and 179 qualified accountants issued certificates. A total of 487 new members joined the institute, having met specific qualification criteria, including 4 ATSWA graduates and 33 Post-Chartered Diploma graduates.