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By INDERIA SAUNDERS
Guardianâ Business Reporter
A Bahamian accountant has been chosen to represent the Caribbean and the Americas at the International Assembly of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA).
Chartered forensic accountant John Bain, who was selected out of scores of ACCA members in the Caribbean and the Americas, is the first Bahamian to be elected onto the International Assembly of the association.
"I am particularly happy to have received the majority of votes from members outside of The Bahamas, where the ACCA is very popular,"said the managing partner in the John S. Bain Chartered Forensic Accountants firm."This deems well for ...
A Bahamian accountant has been elected to the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA) International Assembly for Latin America and the Caribbean.
John Bain was elected to the Assembly, which advises ACCA's council and works to develop growth strategies for the Caribbean and Latin American region. Its first meeting for its 2010-2012 term will be held in London next month, with Mr Bain representing all countries from the region.
Mr Bain, the managing partner of John S. Bain, chartered forensic accountants in Nassau, said: "I look forward to spending the next two years working with my colleagues to further the interests of the profession. I certainly am grateful for those members locally ...
FREEPORT, Bahamas – The call went out earlier this year for submissions for local filmmakers interested in participating in the FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island festival and the Blue Ribbon film review panel comprising of Willie A. M. Moss, John Swain, Sarah Hamilton, Rouen Robinson, and Cornelius McKinney have complete their review and selection of films to be showcased this year at the second annual film festival to take place from October 25 - 28th at the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House in Freeport.
I visited Freedom Park on Sunday, July 14, 2013 to hail some old friends. While sitting on the roundabout I asked about the Jungle Club, which had a new sign on it called the New Jungle Club.
I was advised that the Chinese are now renting the space and that they had the area "on lock"...
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Forensic accountant John Bain was recently lauded by the president and CEO of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for his significant contributions to the Advisory Council of the world's largest anti-fraud organization, and the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
Bain, a chartered forensic accountant and one of the first 40 individuals worldwide to become a certified specialist in asset recovery, was personally thanked for his significant contribution to the Advisory Council.
"Your knowledgeable input helped us to make important decisions regarding the style and usability of the new ACFE.com; assisted in the improvement of course material like 'auditing for internal fraud' and 'healthcare fraud' and provided us with ideas on how we can make our conferences and seminars more beneficial for attendees," wrote James D. Ratley, president & CEO of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The ACFE has over 60,000 members worldwide and is guided by the newly-created Advisory Council of nearly 300 fraud-fighting experts worldwide, of which John Bain is a leading member.
Bain believes his most valuable contribution to the Advisory Council's formation was broadening the body's focus. "As it stands now, the ACFE is seen as strictly concerned with fraud, though fraud only plays a small, though important role in forensic accounting. All fraud examinations involve forensic accounting, but not all forensic accounting engagements include fraud. In fact, one of the most frequent demands for forensic accounting is the resolution of disputes among partners when no one is accusing anyone of fraud, but there is simply a lack of careful documentation, and settling requires tracing the history of all the financial tracks until at the end of the track it is clear who contributed what, who gained what and who deserves what portion."
Winner of the 2007 ACCA Achievement Award for the Americas, Bain assists attorneys, individuals and companies involved in civil litigation matters that involve disputes over shares, partnerships, debt or other financial issues. He works with some of the top law firms in the country and his findings have been pivotal in judicial civil and criminal matters.