To provide an organisation for ASEAN Accountants for the further advancement of the status of the profession in the region with the view to establishing an ASEAN philosophy on the accounting profession.
Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia (IAI) has reached a new milestone in its organizational history. On 19 December 2014, as part of the IAI XII National Congress, the Congress has officially agreed on the renaming of the Institute´s English name from previously THE INDONESIAN INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANTS to INSTITUTE OF INDONESIA CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS. The renaming is effective since the date it was agreed by the Congress, attended by more than 1,000 members of IAI. The renaming further escalate the branding of the Institutes Chartered Accountants designation that has been introduced a couple of years back.
The IAI XII National Congress was held as part of series of events that started with an IFRS International Seminar held in Hotel Pullman Jakarta, on 10 - 12 December 2014, back-to-back with the 8th Emerging Economies Group Meeting that was hosted by the Indonesian Financial Accounting Standards Board, on behalf of Indonesia. It then followed by the IAI Seminar held as part of the Institute´s 57th Anniversary. Around 600 accountants attended the IFRS International Seminar and more than 1,000 accountants attended the Congress.
The IFRS International Seminar was officially opened with a keynote speech from Muliaman Hadad as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK). The main speakers of this seminar were member of IASB,Martin Edelmann, who shared the latest development of IFRS. Other speakers included the Chairman of EEG, Wayne Upton and the Chairman of MASB, Dato Mohammad Faiz Azmi.
The Chairman of the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia, Harry Azhar Aziz delviered the keynote speech to open the IAI Seminar held on the following week. This seminar was attended by the Chairman of People´s Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia, Setya Novanto. There were many competent speakers contribute in this seminar, among others were the Chairman of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, Ian Ball, the Minister of Research and Technology, M. Nasir, the Minister of Finance, Bambang P.S Brodjonegoro, the Vice Minister of Finance, Prof. Mardiasmo and the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia, Sofyan Djalil.
Another important decision made during the congress was the election of IAI National Council members for the period 2014-2018. Those who was elected are Ito Warsito, Rosita Uli Sinaga, Cris Kuntadi, Maliki Heru, Dwi Setiawan, Lindawati Gani, Khomsiyah, Sidharta Utama, Dwi Martani, Gatot Trihargo, Tia Aditya, Ahyani Zaman, Ardan Adi Perdana, Ferdinand Purba and Ainun Naim. Prof. Mardiasmo was re-elected as the Chairman of IAI National Council for his second term.