Auditors have the responsibility to perform in areas of forensic audit in the wake of the recent scams in financial sector, Justice K John Mathew has said.
He was speaking after inaugurating the two-day CA Students' Conference, the premier annual event of the Board of Studies, ICAI, New Delhi, here on Friday. Transport Minister Jose Thettayil spoke at the meet.
T N Manoharan presided over the function hosted by the Ernakulam Branch of the Southern India Chartered Accountants Students Association (SICASA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Babu Abraham Kallivayalil, chairman, Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) of ICAI and SIRC member V X Jose spoke. E. Phalguna Kumar, chairman SICASA, SIRC, Chennai, released the conference souvenir.
T N Manoharan, Nanda Mohan Shenoy from Mumbai, J Purushothaman from Chennai, Saravana Prasath from Chennai, R Bupathy from Chennai, Venugopal C Govind from Kochi and Sampath Kumar R from Bangalore will speak at the meet. The technical sessions will be addressed by top student speakers from various parts of the country. The sessions will be a great opportunity for the students to interact with the experts in finance and commerce sector.
Saji Mathew, chairman, SICASA, Ernakulam Branch of ICAI and Vivek Krishna Govind, chairman, Ernakulam Branch of ICAI, are the conveners of the conference.
The technical sessions will highlight the practical issues and latest developments in auditing, taxation, information technology, direct taxes and corporate governance.
The conference is being attended by over 1,500 delegates. Mayor Tony Chammany will be the chief guest at the valedictory session to be held on Saturday.