Chairman’s Message

Dear Professional colleagues,

Let me begin with wishing you all a happy and prosperous new financial year. As chartered accountants we are more concerned with the financial year than calendar year. After the taxing year end work relating to time-barring returns and the pending tax audits, many of you would have started the bank/insurance audits by the time this news letter reaches you.

As it is the beginning of a new financial year after closing the past one, it is also time to look back to take stock of our achievements. A reflection of the past will make us aware of our achievements. It will also help us to know where we missed out and what else remains to be done. Let us plan together for the future. Our collective and concerted efforts can definitely accomplish the pending requirements of our new branch.

Unlike the other professions of medicine or engineering CA has some uniqueness. It is unique in that it has to cater to the diverse, different and at times opposing needs or expectations of different groups/ services recipients like the government, clients and the public at large at the same time. At times a CA may be called upon to report against his clients from whom he takes fees as remuneration which is his livelihood. This requires grit, determination and an inner zeal to uphold the professional ethics. Let us resolve to uphold the highest of integrity in discharging our professional assignments. Let us resolve to upgrade our professional skills and knowledge which is essential to raise the standard of our professional services.

The changeover function conducted last month was appreciated by the guests and invitees. Thanks to all of you for your sincere contributions.

An orientation programme for plus two students was conducted at Chemberi on 23/03/2012. Students from ten schools participated in this programme.

Coaching class for CPT Students has started on 30th March, 2013. We are preparing a calendar of activities. I request you to give your valuable suggestions / inputs for the activities and programs to be conducted during this year.

With your warm regards,

Yours in professional service

CA P J Jacob
Kannur Branch of SIRC of ICAI (Chairman)